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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You can read the full report here.

The Teacher Pathway is available for Camden paraprofessionals, school staff, and other aspiring educators. Click the "Apply now" below to fill out an interest form and we can discuss your eligibility for the Camden U Teacher Pathway and the types of teacher licenses you might qualify for.

As a Camden U Teacher Pathway fellow, you will have access to:

  • Personalized coaching to help you enroll in Southern New Hampshire University, work through the competencies to earn your Bachelor's degree, study for the Praxis, and earn your Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Unlimited credits per term at Southern New Hampshire University at a discounted set rate of $2333 per term. If you do NOT qualify for federal financial aid, talk to us about scholarship options.
  • Free access to 12 months of Praxis prep support, valued at $720.
  • Fee waivers for Praxis Core (up to 2 retakes) and Multiple Subject testing (up to 2 retakes).
  • Fee waivers to apply for your Certificate of Eligibility and to take the required 50-hour pre-service course.
  • Support for your school as they navigate the limited Certificate of Eligibility pilot and enroll you in the provisional teaching program.
  • Coaching to help you identify the right alternate route provider for you and ultimately reach your goal of becoming a teacher!

The Teacher Pathway is accepting a limited number of Fellows for our 2023 cohort. Interested in signing up? Apply now with the button below 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 2023 cohort.

Submit your application to get in touch with our team.

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