The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine is New Jersey's first school of acupuncture. Founded in 1997, it is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and it is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the organization that sets and maintains the standards for acupuncture schools nationwide. Students who complete the Acupuncture program receive a Masters-level diploma and are qualified to sit for the NCCAOM national board exam, a prerequisite for state licensure. The Eastern School is located in the scenic township of Montclair. Its central location near major highways allows easy access not only for New Jersey residents, but those living in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York as well.. * Acupuncture Program * Accreditation * Admissions * Financial Information * Courses * Books The Eastern School's Diploma in Acupuncture program is 2202.5 hours in length and takes three years to complete. Graduates of the program receive a Masters level Diploma. The program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. Classes meet one afternoon/evening per week and on various weekends,averaging three full weekends per month for the first two years. Clinic internship begins in the summer before the third year. Internship is 12 months long and students typically attend clinic 1 1/2 days per week. Spring and Fall incoming classes are available. The curriculum of the Eastern School is designed to reinforce theoretical concepts with practical experience to assist the adult learner in mastering a rigorous educational program. The curriculum at the Eastern School is based on exposing students,not only to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),but other styles of acupuncture including: Five Element and Japanese (Kiiko Style).