Who Should Apply any time.
The Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University is a uniquely designed interdepartmental course of study that prepares Princeton University undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni to become certified teachers at the middle or secondary level. The program encourages undergraduates to apply during their sophomore year, but students can also apply as freshmen or as late as their senior year.
Princeton University alumni and graduate students are welcome to apply at
The program is appropriate for any individual who wishes to acquire the knowledge and skill necessary for effective classroom instruction, and completion of the program includes eligibility for licensure in the state of New Jersey, which is transferable to other states.
Non-U.S. Citizens and Non-Residents of the United States
International students who are not permanent residents of the United States may enroll in the program, but they cannot receive teacher certification. According to federal law, all non-U.S. citizens wishing to obtain certification must sign an affidavit of intent to become a citizen within five years. Holders of temporary visas are not permitted to make that pledge. Once all of the Program in Teacher Preparation requirements have been met and a green card obtained, international students are eligible for certification.