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Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS)

The Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) is an intensive, 21 credit blended program intended for candidates seeking teacher certification.The initial CEAS certificate provides the foundation for further study in areas such as Special Education or Instructional Design and Technology.

The Program

The program is a year in length and combines online course learning, field experience and a culminating Clinical Practice. Candidates receive individual advisement throughout the program and upon completion will be qualified for an Advanced Certificate of Eligibility for the New Jersey Instructional License as an elementary or secondary teacher.

The program is aligned with professional standards:

  • The Association for Childhood Education International
  • The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
  • New Jersey Professional Standards

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended, reflective of 15-30 credits in a specialized field for Secondary teacher’s applicable subject areas and 60 Liberal Arts credits required for Elementary (K-6) 
  • Current professional vitae/resume 
  • Submitting a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II 
  • Completion of Praxis Core exam. The State of NJ will waive the Praxis Core requirement if you have one of the minimum scores below:  
    • SAT: 1660 combined score (critical reading, math and writing) 
    • ACT: 23 
    • GRE: 310 combined score (quantitative and verbal) and 4.0 on the analytical writing section 
  • Personal statement of goals outlining your interests and rationale for applying (two-page) 
  • Structured interview with Admissions Committee 

Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites

  • Admission is required and the College generally offers the CEAS once per year, with new students beginning coursework during the Summer 


The faculty in the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

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Daniel Katz
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The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by APA and CAEP.

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