New Jersey Physics Endorsement Online

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Are you an already certified New Jersey teacher looking to earn an additional endorsement?

Physics Endorsement Program

This program provides currently certified New Jersey teachers, in any subject area, an endorsement to teach physics through a combination of NJCTL Online Courses for Teachers; Field Experience Courses; and Praxis examinations. NJCTL Online Courses for Teachers provide all the required instruction in both physics content and teaching methods.
  • Teachers complete the first two Online Courses for Teachers, Learning and Teaching Algebra-Based Physics (PHYS 6601) and PTI Teaching Methods for phyiscs (PHYS 6101), before entering the classroom in the Fall. 
  • Teachers then take two Field Experience Courses, PHYS 6602 in the Fall and PHYS 6604 in the spring, in which they teach PSI Algebra-Based Physics to at least one section of students while receiving coaching and support from NJCTL.
  • During the Field Experience, teachers take three additional Online Courses for Teachers in the content, and how to teach the content, of Advanced Placement Physics. These are taken in the succession and should be completed before taking the Praxis examinations: PHYS 6603; PHYS 6605; and PHYS 6607.

Upon successfully completing these seven Online Courses for Teachers , and passing the General Science Praxis and Physics Praxis, the candidate can apply to New Jersey for an endorsement to teach physics.

For more details see: learning about the PSI and PMI curriculum.

While NJCTL Online Courses for Teachers are asynchronous, so they can be taken anytime, anywhere, we recommend starting on suggested dates to be part of a cohort. Also, “virtual office hours” will be in place for each course using Zoom; by being part of a cohort, those Zoom sessions will be more productive. All content courses will be offered completely online through asynchronous courses. Teachers will still receive classroom coaching visits as part of the Field Experience Courses.

This teacher endorsement program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.


Program of Study

Click here for NJEA pricing, reflecting 20% discount on NJCTL tuition.


These graduate level classes may be taken with NJCTL for professional development credit hours only or through our partnership with  Colorado State University - Global Campus, participants can have these courses placed on a CSU-Global graduate transcript (restrictions and fees apply).
  • Click here to learn more about having NJCTl credits transcribed onto a CSU-Global Graduate Transcript.
  • Click here to view the program of study with costs for the NJCTL NJ Physics Teacher Endorsement Program with CSU-Global graduate credits.
Additionally, individuals who complete the NJCTL NJ Physics Teacher Endorsement Program are eligible to go on to complete a Master of Science in Teaching and Learning with Subject Matter Specialization in Physics degree with CSU-Global.
  • Click here to learn more about the NJCTL/CSU-Global MSTL with Physics Specialization with NJ Physics Teacher Endorsement program.
  • Click here to view the program of study with costs for the NJCTL/CSU-Global MSTL with Physics Specialization with NJ Physics Teacher Endorsement.

Click here for our physics endorsement program developed for teachers outside of NJ.
Click here for the NJCTL/CSU-Global MSTL with Physics Specialization (not seeking NJ endorsement).
Click here for the listing of all NJCTL physics courses available for credit.


Tuition 

Click here for current NJCTL tuition rates.

Due to NJEA being the founder and largest supporter of NJCTL; NJEA members receive a discount of 20% off of NJCTL Tuition.

Financing is available through Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union (GAFCU), click here to learn more
All individuals who pay for the entire program up front (through GAFCU financing or other means) are entitled to a 5% discount for paying in advance.


How To Enroll and Next Steps

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