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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in New Jersey

Each year, approximately 1.9% of New Jersey graduates receive degrees in teaching. That means an estimated 3,509 teachers graduate from New Jersey's 32 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a teaching program is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in New Brunswick. 175 students graduated with a degree in teaching from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2010. Students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid $12,582 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a teaching program is The College of New Jersey. The College of New Jersey, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Trenton. 512 students graduated with degree in teaching from The College of New Jersey in 2010. The College of New Jersey charged in-state students $13,293 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a teaching program is Drew University. Drew University, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Madison. 21 students graduated with degree in teaching from Drew University in 2010. Tuition at Drew University was $39,873 per year.


Tuition at New Jersey's teaching schools ranges from $39,873 per year to $3,024 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,683 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Jersey were:

  1. Drew University - located in Madison, students are charged $39,873 per year
  2. Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham - located in Madison, students are charged $33,410 per year
  3. Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year

The following New Jersey teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Warren County Community College - located in Washington, students are charged $3,024 per year
  2. Ocean County College - located in Toms River, students are charged $3,146 per year
  3. Essex County College - located in Newark, students are charged $3,384 per year

A teaching degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

Many New Jersey teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in New Jersey, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 128,260 New Jersey teacher as of 2010. This number includes 1,930 english teachers, 8,580 primary school education administrators, and 2,090 education administrators. The New Jersey counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Essex County - 33,950 teachers
  2. Middlesex County - 29,520 teachers
  3. Burlington County - 17,720 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of teachers in the state of New Jersey will grow to 122,900. This would require a 10% growth in the field.


teachers in New Jersey make an average of $75,983 per year. However, this number is only an average. Teacher in New Jersey had varying salaries from $19,640 to $162,630 per year in 2010. The following counties in New Jersey have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Middlesex County - $77,419 per year
  2. Essex County - $77,018 per year
  3. Mercer County - $75,821 per year

On average, teachers earn the least in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Cumberland County - $68,785 per year
  2. Atlantic County - $72,076 per year
  3. Burlington County - $74,035 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in New Jersey were:

  1. Education Administrator - $119,170 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $115,960 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $95,090 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in New Jersey were:

  1. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $58,820 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $55,240 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in New Jersey and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in New Jersey
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in New Jersey
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in New Jersey
  • Certificate in Teaching in New Jersey

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 47,680 $62,990 -0.9%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 26,930 $63,930 -5.5%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 11,660 $63,390 28.8%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 9,840 $77,460 18.7%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 8,580 $115,960 4.8%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 5,320 $58,990 -5.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,880 $55,240 44.0%
Instructional Coordinators 2,480 $65,710 -35.8%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 2,090 $119,170 -44.9%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,960 $61,640 19.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,930 $73,500 18.4%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,600 $65,030 34.5%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,470 $95,090 2.8%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,380 $73,570 24.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,110 $74,860 -9.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 840 $89,970 -22.2%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 420 $92,380 35.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 90 $58,820 -40.0%

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