Professional Development Programs for Teachers

Bergen Community College's Division of Continuing Education is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider for the New Jersey Department of Education.

The Division of Continuing Education and the Department of Social Sciences have collaborated to create the CDA=Nine Credits initiative. If you have a CDA and wish to earn an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education at Bergen Community College, you will be awarded nine college credits. These credits will be awarded to students who meet the college's admission requirements and seek an Associate's degree.

Come explore our programs and courses: 

  • Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs 
  • Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Certificate Program (CDA)
  • Early Care and Education for Director's Academy
  • Elementary Education PRAXIS II Exam Preparation
  • Math PRAXIS II Exam Preparation
  • Teacher Assistant Preparation
  • Fundamentals of Teaching 
  • How to Become a Substitute Teacher
  • Classroom Management
  • Overview of Special Education
  • Imagination & 21st Century Skills: Getting Creative with Technology
  • Spanish for Teachers Part I
  • Spanish for Teachers Part II
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior
  • Social Thinking
  • Certificate Program for Paraprofessionals: Overview of Disabilities, The Learning Process, Behavioral Management, Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Methodologies to Support Students and Adults on the Spectrum, and Behavioral and Social Skills Supports for Children and Adults on with Autism 
We also offer computer courses, which are approved NJDOE Professional Development programs for Teachers
  • Microsoft Word 2007-Level I
  • Excel 2007-Level I
  • PowerPoint 2007-Level