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New Jersey Teacher Careers, Certification & Salaries

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation; one of the most heavily industrialized, and also one of the wealthiest. The mix of urban poor and suburban affluent is tempered by a large population of working people whose families have been there for generations. The New Jersey Department of Education has oversight for 591 school districts operating 2,485 schools for 1.38 million students. Education is a big enterprise in New Jersey. There were over 112,000 classroom teachers in 2009 - 2010 and the schools population was increasing as recently as two years ago.