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."
For more information on NJCTL policies and procedures, see the NJCTL Graduate Student Handbook and Program Guide. read more...
PHYS6642 Learning & Teaching Algebra-Based Physics: Electricity & Magnetism (3 credits)
PHYS6643 Learning & Teaching Algebra-Based Physics: Modern Physics (3 credits)
PHYS6646 Learning & Teaching Advanced Topics In Trig-Based Physics (3 credits)
PHYS6653 Learning & Teaching AP Physics 1: Mechanics (3 credits)
PHYS6654 Learning & Teaching AP Physics 1: Waves, Rotation & Electricity (3 credits)
PHYS6657 Learning & Teaching AP Physics 2: Electricity & Magnetism (3 credits)
PHYS6658 Learning & Teaching AP Physics 2: Advanced Topics (3 credits)
PHYS6663 Learning & Teaching AP Physics C: Mechanics (4 credits)
PHYS6664 Learning & Teaching AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
PHYS6683 Physics Capstone & Praxis Preparation (3 credits)
CHEM6742 Learning & Teaching Honors Chemistry: Molecules & Reactions (3 credits)
CHEM6743 Learning & Teaching Honors Chemistry: Thermal Chemistry and Acids & Bases (3 credits)
CHEM6746 Learning & Teaching Advanced Topics in Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM6753 Learning & Teaching AP Chemistry I: Atomic Structure & Compounds (3 credits)
CHEM6754 Learning & Teaching AP Chemistry II: Solutions & Reactions (3 credits)
CHEM6755 Learning & Teaching AP Chemistry III: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Acids & Bases (3 credits)
CHEM6756 Learning & Teaching AP Chemistry IV: Aqueous Equilibria, Thermodynamics & Electrochemistry (3 credits)
CHEM6783 Chemistry Capstone & Praxis Preparation (3 credits)
BIOL6842 Learning and Teaching Biology: Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes (3 credits)
BIOL6843 Learning and Teaching Biology: Evolution & Systems of Life (3 credits)
BIOL6846 Learning and Teaching Advanced Topics in Biology (3 credits)
BIOL6853 Learning and Teaching AP Biology I (3 credits)
BIOL6854 Learning and Teaching AP Biology II (3 credits)
BIOL6855 Learning and Teaching AP Biology III (3 credits)
BIOL6856 Learning and Teaching AP Biology IV (3 credits)
BIOL6883 Biology Capstone & Praxis Prep (3 credits)
Courses for K-5 Teachers
MATH6432 Learning & Teaching Algebra I (4 credits)
MATH6433 Learning & Teaching Geometry (4 credits)
MATH6435 Learning & Teaching Algebra II (4 credits)
MATH6436 Learning & Teaching Trigonometry (3 credits)
MATH6447 Learning & Teaching Precalculus (3 credits)
MATH6448 Learning & Teaching Introduction to Calculus (3 credits)
MATH6453 Learning & Teaching AP Calculus AB (4 credits)
MATH6463 MS Mathematics Capstone and Praxis Preparation (2 credits)
MATH6467 K-12 Mathematics Capstone and Praxis Preparation (3 credits)
CSCI6335 Learning & Teaching General Computing Concepts (3 credits)
CSCI6343 Learning & Teaching AP Computer Science Principles - Part I (3 credits)
CSCI6344 Learning & Teaching AP Computer Science Principles - Part II (3 credits)
CSCI6347 Learning & Teaching AP Computer Science A - Part I (4 credits)
CSCI6348 Learning & Teaching AP Computer Science A - Part II (4 credits)
CSCI6363 Computer Science Capstone & Praxis Prep (2 credits)