The Teacher Pathway

For Camden paraprofessionals, school staff, and aspiring educators

Ready for your next role in the classroom? The Teacher Pathway is a program designed to help current paraprofessionals become certified Camden elementary school teachers.

This program is powered by Camden Education Fund. Our test prep partner is

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The Teacher Pathway is available for paraprofessionals enrolled in Camden U seeking to become an elementary school educator in Camden.

First, students complete their bachelor's degree with us through SNHU's accelerated curriculum. Teacher Pathway Fellows work specifically towards a B.A. in Communications. Stay on the cutting edge of information sharing and presentation skills to elevate your teaching.

Once you graduate as a Fellow, we help you apply for certification to teach grades K-6. The certification process starts with studying for and passing the Praxis exams, and eventually leads into a 2-year teacher prep program where students complete their professional coursework while working as a provisional teacher at the same time. Through our partnership with Camden Education Fund, Camden U will support you through all the fees and costs associated with completing certification -- saving you over $4,000 in total value.

Key program features include:

  • A Communications degree with a concentration in business
  • Free test prep for the required Praxis exams
  • Full cost coverage for teacher certification courses
  • Guidance through the full post-grad K-6 teacher certification process

The Pathway is accepting a limited number of Fellows for our 2022 cohort. Interested in signing up? Apply now or contact us to learn more.

Camden U is proud to partner with's Keys to the Classroom Initiative to provide Camden U Teacher Pathway candidates with unlimited access to free PRAXIS prep support and resources.

Camden U continues to blaze a trail for aspiring educators as New Jersey’s first teacher prep program to officially partner with Their library of time-tested & proven PRAXIS test prep materials will help countless Camden city educators take this important next step in their career, while helping to address the growing teacher shortage in the state of New Jersey.

Want to learn more?

The Teacher Pathway is currently enrolling a limited number of students for our 2022 cohort.

Submit your application to get in touch with our team.

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