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NJCTL Graduate School

NJCTL is an online graduate school of education duly authorized by the NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education with initial programmatic accreditation from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Founded by NJEA in 2007, NJCTL is a top producer of the teachers and free resources needed to provide all students access to K-AP science, mathematics, and computer science.


NJCTL's Mission is to empower communities of educators and families to lead school improvement, so that all students have access to a high-quality education. Our focus is on the teaching and learning of science, mathematics and computer science. NJCTL is granted licensure from the NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to offer the following master's degrees:


Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning Biology

Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning Chemistry

Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning Computer Science

Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning Elementary Mathematics

Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning Physics


  • DOE Approval Letters
  • Click here for NJCTL's Add-On Endorsement program approval letter.
  • Click here for NJCTL's credit equivalency letter.
  • Click here for AAQEP Accreditation Certificate
  • Click here for the 2023 AAQEP Annual Report
  • NJCTL has applied for Eligibility from the Western Associtation of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC has reviewed the application and determined that the institution is eligible to proceed with an Application for Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within five years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy or Initial Accreditation status with the Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WSCUC at www.wscuc.org/contact or (510) 748-9001.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Click here for answers to some frequenty asked questions.
  • Policies and Procedures
  • NJCTL's  Graduate Student Handbook and Program Guide (Handbook) provides access to information related to academic policies and procedures. All students are encouraged to review this handbook to familiarize themselves with all polices and procedures which includes:
    • Tuition and Refund Policy
    • Credit Hours and Program Requirements
    • Admissions and Graduation
    • Complaint Procedure and Code of Conduct
    • FInancial Aid Policy
    • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
    • Master's Degrees and Courses
    • NJ Endorsement Programs
  • NJCTL Goals
  • 1. Increase the number of teachers certified teachers prepared to teach science, mathematics, and computer science.
  • 2. Increase the number of teachers successfully completing NJCTL online asynchronous courses and programs.
  • 3. Increase the number of students successfully completing NJCTL online asynchronous courses taught by their local teachers or NJCTL faculty.
  • 4. Develop and promote new teaching methods and the effective use of technology in education.
  • 5. Continuously improve NJCTL's live teaching materials and online asynchronous courses.
  • 6. Support faculty in their work to design, improve, and deliver NJCTL courses and materials.
  • Master of Teaching & Learning and Endorsement Program Outcomes:
  • 1. Graduates will effectively implement social constructivist pedagogy in the classroom for the purpose of improved K12 student engagement and understanding.
  • 2. Graduates will use formative assessment to guide classroom learning experiences and will provide multiple attempts at summative assessments, if possible, so that students can demonstrate mastery of course content.
  • 3. Graduates will demonstrate the effective use of self-reflection and show how they use it to improve professional practice.
  • 4. Graduates will demonstrate the effective use of educational technology to improve student learning.
  • 5. Graduates will demonstrate content matter competence by passing all course exams with a B or better, as well as passing all required licensure exams.
  • 6. Graduates demonstrate research skills and scholarly inquiry and show how they apply these skills to the analysis of various teaching methods.


  • Accomplishments
  • NJCTL is one of the top nine producers of new physics teachers in the United States, putting NJCTL in the 99th percentile of all US colleges and universities.
  • NJCTL opens access to STEM career paths for many students who would otherwise not have it, particularly students who are Black and/or Hispanic and/or live in economically depressed circumstances. http://njc.tl/wh
  • NJCTL teachers are as likely to pass the Praxis physics or chemistry exams as non-NJCTL teachers. http://njc.tl/1b1
  • Of the teachers who completed an online NJCTL master's degree and/or endorsement program, more than 90% have:
    • Completed the program within 18 months
    • Passed the required Praxis exams
    • Would recommend the program to another teacher
  • Since 2010, 453 teachers have completed an NJCTL endorsement program in either physics, chemistry, biology, K12 mathematics, middle school science, or middle school mathematics. Graduates represent 55% women and 23% Black or Hispanic. Of these graduates, 164 have completed the requirements for a master's degree in physics, chemistry or mathematics.
  • Ninety-two (92%) percent of endorsement program completers reported that they would recommend the program they completed to another teacher.


  • Fall 2023 Enrollment in Masters Programs
      • Teaching & Learning Physics - 36
      • Teaching & Learning Chemistry - 24
      • Teaching & Learning Biology - 21
      • Teaching & Learning Mathematics - 51
      • Teaching & Learning Elementary Mathematics - 8
      • Teaching & Learning Computer Science - 12
        • Total 152


  • Legal Address: 180 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
  • Mailing Address: 115 Franklin Turnpike, #203, Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • Contact: info@njctl.org or 609-310-1285



*Last Updated 10/1/23