NJCTL's Leave Replacement Program helps districts that can't find an appropriately certified teacher to cover a long-term or short-term STEM vacancy.
NJCTL provides online asynchronous STEM courses for students and meets with them for live online sessions each week. This is combined with comprehensive, weekly coaching for the substitute covering the class.
The district provides the administration and classroom management; NJCTL provides the instruction and staff coaching.
NJCTL works with each district or school to customize a Leave Replacement Program that best accommodates their specific scheduling and staffing needs.
Throughout each assignment, NJCTL provides a skilled, certified instructor to support the substitute as well as online, asynchronous courses on its Moodle platform. These comprehensive courses include presentations, instructional videos by master teachers, frequent formative assessment questions, virtual labs, auto-graded quizzes, and tests.
The NJCTL instructor will grade work submitted by students, answer questions, and facilitate in-class discussions. The instructor also works directly with the substitute teacher to plan the dally agenda for each class.
NJCTL does not act as the teacher of record and is not acting as an employee of the district. NJCTL’s primary role is to provide comprehensive content support. The substitute teacher will handle classroom management and serve as a liaison to administrators and parents.
Moodle set-up and student enrollment
Coaching, planning, and support for the substitute teacher
Grading of labs and tests
Remote live instruction sessions once or twice per week
One-hour weekly office hours for students
Rapid response to student and teacher questions via email and discussion boards
Provide a substitute teacher to collaborate with the NJCTL instructor
Maintain the district LMS (i.e., Google Classroom) and update records in the district SIS (i.e. Powerschool)
Manage the physical classroom
Comply with the requirements of special education, 504 and ELL students
$2,300 per month plus $1,200 per section per month
For schools requiring extra support, we offer the following services:
$800 per month, per section for two class meetings (rather than one) for direct instruction, per week
$400 per section (one-time fee) for remote test proctoring service (Proctorio)
$195 per hour for additional support services, including additional sessions of remote live instruction sessions per weekNJCTL requires a minimum assignment of one month (20 instructional days). Partial months will be prorated.
Courses are 100% online, asynchronous, and self-paced.
Start courses anytime and finish at your own pace.
Anyone with a bachelor's degree in any subject, with any GPA, may enroll in NJCTL courses and/or a master's degree program. No prior mathematics or science background required.
NJCTL is a duly authorized New Jersey Graduate School of Education seeking accreditation. Learn more.
Credit transcription is available from NJCTL's partner, Adams State University (ASU). ASU is accredited by a USED-recognized accreditor. Learn more.
Apply up to 12 NJCTL credits and receive a tuition grant towards a doctorate degree from the American College of Education, accredited by a USED-recognized accreditor. Learn more.
NJCTL has exceptionally affordable tuition at $180 per graduate credit. There are never fees or textbook costs.
Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union provides personal loan financing for those taking NJCTL courses and programs in the United States. Learn more.
We strongly encourage prospective students to check with their district and/or state to confirm that NJCTL courses and/or degrees will be accepted for their intended purpose.
Click Here for the Course Catalog, which includes descriptions, credits, and tuition costs.
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.