Graduate Credit FAQ

 

NJCTL’s partnership and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CSU-Global will end on May 1, 2020. 

It is the intention of NJCTL and CSU-Global that there be a seamless transition with no impact for all teachers who will have completed or are still enrolled in an NJCTL course or program on or before May 1.  

Teachers who previously completed NJCTL courses or programs will be allowed to transfer them to CSU-Global for collegiate credit towards the CSU-Global MSTL program, and/or have the option to have the courses transcribed for collegiate credit on a CSU Global transcript*, under the terms and conditions that were in effect when they began their NJCTL coursework.

Teachers who are enrolled in NJCTL courses or programs on or before May 1 will be allowed to complete their NJCTL coursework after May 1 and then transfer them to CSU-Global for collegiate credit towards the CSU-Global MSTL program, and/or have the option to have the courses transcribed for collegiate credit on a CSU Global transcript*, under the terms and conditions that were in effect when they began their NJCTL coursework.

After May 1 (midnight MT), teachers who enroll in NJCTL courses or programs will not be eligible to transfer coursework to CSU-Global for credits towards the CSU-Global MSTL program.

If you have any questions, please contact the registrar at NJCTL (registrar@njctl.org) or the registrar at CSU-Global (registrar@csuglobal.edu)

*Transcript costs can be found on CSU Global’s website and in its Student Catalog and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. In no way and under no circumstances does CSU Global warranty transferability of the articulated credit to any other institution of higher education or organization.

 

Credit Transcription

 

NJCTL’s partnership with CSU-Global offers two opportunities to, (1) transfer credits from your coursework to CSU-Global’s Master’s of Science in Teaching in Learning program, or (2) earn graduate credits transcribed by CSU-Global. Below is information on how graduate credits are earned through this partnership. It should answer many questions you have, but please do not hesitate to reach out if you need further clarification.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT TRANSCRIPTION?

NJCTL students may earn credits from their courses through this partnership. To earn credit, a grade of 80% or higher must be achieved.

 

HOW MAY I USE THESE GRADUATE CREDITS?

These credits may help you to move on your district salary guide. However, before purchasing credits, please check your district’s requirements.  NJCTL is not responsible for credit acceptance or district-student arrangements.

Grades earned through NJCTL appear only on NJCTL's transcript, and are represented as “CR” on the CSU-Global transcript.

 

HOW MUCH DO TRANSCRIBED CREDITS COST?

The cost is $85 per credit.

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO HAVE MY NJCTL WORK TRANSCRIBED BY CSU-GLOBAL?

  1. Complete the application.  

  2. Email jamie.greene1@csuglobal.edu to let indicate that your application has been completed.  cc:  jamie.korns@csuglobal.edu and susan@njctl.org.

  3. Upon receipt of your email, your CSU-Global profile will be created, and NJCTL will be contacted to send your official grades to CSU-Global’s Admissions Office (CCing Jamie GreeneJamie Korns, and you).

  4. CSU-Global will reach out to you to help you create a secure online account.  At this time, you will pay the $85 per credit transcription fee.

  5. Finally, CSU-Global will issue your official transcripts from their institution.

After filing your application, you may receive automated emails or calls from CSU-Global.  You can disregard the majority of these, but be on the lookout for an email with your individual CSU-Global email address that includes instructions on how to log into the portal, as well as your ID number. You will need your CSU-Global email address and number to keep track of your credits and manage payments.

 

Master’s Degree

 

Below, is the information on how to apply for the Master’s program at CSU-Global. It should answer many questions you have, but please do not hesitate to reach out if you need further clarification.

WHAT DEGREE WILL I EARN?

You can use your NJCTL credits towards a Master’s in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in your program area (Physics Instruction, Chemistry Instruction, MS Mathematics Instruction, or Mathematics K-12 Instruction).  Currently, Computer Science courses are not eligible for transfer nor can they be counted towards this degree.

 

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?  

CSU-Global prefers that you do not apply until you have completed NJCTL’s coursework. Once you complete NJCTL’s program, you can apply at any time. CSU-Global has rolling admissions and 12 official “starts” per calendar year.

 

HOW MANY CREDITS WILL I EARN? HOW MANY MAY I TRANSFER?  

The degree is 36 credits. Of this thirty-six, 18 credits transfer from NJCTL. Six more classes (18 more credits) are required to complete the degree.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

To apply, reach out to CSU-Global Enrollment by calling 1-800-920-6723 or by filling out the request for information form at https://csuglobal.edu/request-information.   Please note:

  1. The Enrollment Counselor will discuss the program options.

  2. The Enrollment Counselor will assist with filling out the official application.

  3. You should let your enrollment counselor know that you are an NJCTL student and will be transferring in 18 credits to CSU-Global through that program.

  4. The Enrollment Counselor will help gather any required documentation related to program eligibility.

 

HOW DO I GET MY RECORDS SENT TO CSU-Global AS PART OF THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS?  

CSU-Global will tell you what records are needed, including your previous transcripts.  To facilitate CSU-Global’s receipt of your NJCTL transcripts, contact susan@njctl.org to request that we send your official transcripts.  We will email your official transcripts and CC our liaisons at CSU-Global, Jamie Greene and Jamie Korns, to help ensure your enrollment goes smoothly.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I AM ACCEPTED?  

  1. Once accepted, you will be enrolled in CSU-Global’s first course, OTL502, and have a degree plan set up to help you through the program.  

  2. An adviser is assigned during the 2nd week of classes. This adviser will help you through your entire program until graduation.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE MASTER’S PROGRAM COST?  

As of Sept. 2018, the cost is $450/credit hour ($1,350 per course) for the remaining credits of the program. Though this price may change before you enroll, once enrolled,the price is locked as long as you remain in active status (this means that you cannot go longer than one year without taking classes).

 

WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

  1. If you have any questions about your NJCTL coursework, contact Susan Olszewski.

  2. If you have any questions about the application process and enrolling at CSU-Global, contact Jamie Greene and Jamie Korns.

 

 

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