We are here to help you every step of the way.

NJCTL is a nonprofit run by teachers, for teachers. We support you with everything you need to provide quality math and science education for your students.

Our goal is to reduce your stress, help improve student outcomes, and together, create a scalable solution for the STEM crisis.

Step 1

Free Classroom Teaching Materials

Editable. Comprehensive. Aligned.

Everything you need to teach K-12 and AP science, mathematics, or computer science is provided so you can focus on teaching and creating learner-centered classrooms, rather than "reinventing the wheel" with endless prep.

A social constructivist approach is enabled by digital presentations that interweave brief direct instruction with sets of formative assessment questions. Formative assessment is critical to learning, but it's impractical for individual teachers to write the needed 500+ questions per course. Our teams of teachers have taken on that challenge for you.

Our broad range of free, editable materials and resources include:

  • Editable digital presentations that replace the need for textbooks and contain direct instruction with embedded formative assessment questions.
  • Unit plans that contain everything you need for lesson planning including standards, essential questions, formative & summative assessments, labs, and day-by-day instructional sequence.
  • Classwork, homework, and assessments that align directly to your instruction.
  • Physical and virtual labs with instructions for students and instructors.

Our horizontally aligned science and mathematics courses allow your students to use grade-level mathematics in the context of their science courses and vice-versa. Their vertical alignment ensures year-to-year coherence.

Step 2

Courses for Teachers

Online and Asynchronous. Earn credits. Fulfill PD requirements.

NJCTL online courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science can be taken at your own convenience. Whether you want to build your teaching skills and content knowledge, learn a new subject, or prepare to teach AP courses, we have a class for you.

Content courses use an online version of the same classroom pedagogy as our courses for students. Asynchronous virtual constructivism, the online version of social constructivism, helps ensure an effective, learner-directed process by weaving together short, direct instruction videos with formative assessment questions. Each question is followed by immediate feedback and the opportunity to watch a video solution of that problem being solved. All courses are divided into modules with online quizzes, virtual labs that enable laboratory investigations via simulations, and, finally, virtually proctored tests that can be taken anytime, anywhere.

Praxis Prep courses include modules aligned to each content category of the test. Each contain problem solving notebooks, with embedded review; mastery questions with solutions; a discussion board, moderated by certified instructors; and a unit test. The final module includes two full-length, Praxis-style tests.

Field Experience courses are based on a clinical supervision model that supports continual improvement of classroom policies and practices. Teachers submit reflections on the implementation and effectiveness of their policies, as well as videos of their classroom practice. Ongoing dialog with an NJCTL coach provides the support to improve on both. This non-evaluative feedback model helps improve teaching without pressure.

Teaching Methods course shows how to use research-proven approaches to create a highly effective and welcoming learning environment. Pedagogy topics include social constructivism; meta-cognition; differentiation; and meeting the needs of English language learners. Policy topics include grading based on mastery; why homework should not be graded; and providing retests to promote continuous improvement.

Step 3

Earn a New Endorsement

Take just the courses you need. Prepare to teach a new subject.

NJCTL provides currently certified NJ teachers two pathways to a new endorsement in physics, chemistry, or mathematics. Both approaches are 100% online, asynchronous, and learner-scheduled. The best option depends on your prior background.

Even if you have no science or mathematics background, you can take an NJCTL DOE-approved endorsement program. After completing the first phase of the program, begin teaching an introductory course while continuing with your coursework. Start teaching in a new subject area by next fall!

If you just need to fill in some gaps to earn an endorsement...simply take the courses you need. This can be as little as preparing for a Praxis exam or as extensive as taking a full round of courses to learn more and earn graduate credits from our accredited IHE partner.

100% Online and Asynchronous

Teachers can start and complete courses anytime, anywhere at their own pace.

NJEA Members

NJEA Members receive a 20% discount on NJCTL tuition.

Financing

NJCTL has partnered with Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union (GAFCU) to provide personal loan financing for NJCTL courses and programs in the United States. Learn more.

Additional Information

To request additional information, ask a specific question, set up a time to speak with someone, or learn more about information sessions and webinars, please click Contact Us.

Course Catalog

Click Here to view a printable version of our Course Catalog to read course descriptions and number of credits per course.





NJCTL - The Leader in STEM Education



NJCTL is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by New Jersey Education Association that provides simple, scalable solutions for the global STEM crisis.




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