‘On hold for an hour.’ Aspiring N.J. teachers say getting certified can be frustrating.

Waiting on hold for an hour to inquire about getting certified. Delays in receiving email responses from the state. Months elapsing before an application is approved, even after submitting all the necessary documents.

These are just some of the issues prospective New Jersey teachers say they have faced on the road to getting the required certification to teach in public schools in the state.

Combined with relatively low salaries and stress on teachers due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, some teacher candidates say they have been deterred from pursuing full-time work in a classroom.

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