Online Learning

Online Learning


NJCU offers more than 500 graduate and undergraduate online learning courses designed to provide you with quality instruction wherever your busy life takes you. Online learning is convenient and flexible and the next best thing to being on our beautiful campus. To see the most up-to-date online course offerings in a specific semester, do a Class Search from the NJCU Registar's site. For more information on any of NJCU's online programs, click on one of the following links.


Useful links and resources for students include:


Master of Arts in Educational Technology (100% online) - Designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers who want to apply technology to the learning process and/or for individuals wishing to develop leadership skills to serve as site based technology coordinators. The Master’s Degree in Educational Technology is intended to develop a broad range of technological expertise while at the same time focusing clearly on the new way that technology is changing how students and educators create and understand knowledge. The program is designed for beginners with little or no background in computing as well as for experienced computer users.

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (100% online) - For over 10 years more than 2,000 professionals have completed the New Pathways for Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) Program! NPTNJ is a partnership between New Jersey City University and many of the New Jersey Community Colleges. Regulated and approved by the N.J. Department of Education, the NPTNJ offers a statewide alternate route teacher preparation program fully online designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to become successful teachers.

Masters in Reading/Reading Specialist Certificate (100% online) The Department of Literacy Education prepares literacy specialists for careers in teaching, coaching, training, coordinating instructional programs, diagnosing and treating literacy problems, and developing curriculum. Literacy specialists may work one-on-one, in small groups, or with whole classes. They also focus on all aspects of literacy: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education: Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement Eligibility Program (100% online). This 33 credit master’s degree program includes the 21 credits required for Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement eligibility. The program is designed for those initially certified (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, CEAS, or Standard Certificate) in and NJDOE content area of education other than Special Education.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education—Autism Specialization (100% online). This 33 credit master’s degree program includes the 21 credits required for Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement eligibility. The program is designed for those initially certified (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, CEAS, or Standard Certificate) in and NJDOE content area of education other than Special Education. This program aims to provide teachers with the expansive knowledge base needed to work with children who present with special learning needs, including children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and to meet their unique academic and social needs. The knowledge base includes a wide range of instructional methodologies, including universal design for learning, assistive technology, critical thinking skills, and the ability to modify the classroom to accommodate special needs children.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education with New Pathways to Teaching in NJ Program (100% online).  The 36-credit Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching degree program includes a 21 credit Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement eligibility program. Degree candidates complete 12 NPTNJ credits + 24 Special Education credits, and pass a PRAXIS examination number 5354 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications.

Hybrid Programs

Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Civil Security Leadership, Management & Policy (hybrid) - NJCU offers one of the first Doctoral degrees in the field of Security Studies in the U.S. Launched in the summer of 2012, students are immersed into a generalist civil security doctorate using the three distinct areas recognized by ASIS - International:National Security (Homeland Security and Intelligence); Corporate Security or Information Assurance/Cyber Security.

Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership (hybrid) - Designed to develop educational technology leaders and innovators for school systems, teacher education programs, and the private and public sectors.  The primary purpose of the Ed.D. program is to develop educational technology leaders whose work is characterized by scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Doctorate of Education in Community College Leadership (hybrid) - This new hybrid program launching in the summer of 2019 for aspiring leaders preparing to build, lead, and advance community colleges that are responsive to diverse community needs and excel in recruiting and graduating diverse student populations.


NJCU Online Learning and IT provides faculty with training and support on the following set of applications for online classes.

Quality Matters: There are two Quality Matters (QM) workshops offered by the NJCU Department of Online Learning: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and Improving Your Online Course.  Each workshop is two weeks in length and conducted entirely online. For faculty teaching an online course, Quality Matters provides a list of standards for its higher education rubric.

Panopto Lecture Capture: software is managed by IT. Training is provided to help faculty connect their videos in their Blackboard courses.

Blackboard Collaborate: We share the following resources for these tools:

Respondus: New Jersey City University has obtained a campus-wide license for the Respondus software.  Respondus is a locally-installed application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard’s Tests, Surveys, and Pools tool.

Turnitin: We offer one-on-one training for Turnitin - a plagiarism detection service that is designed to detect unoriginal work submitted by students.

Visit the Faculty Resources web page for additional information.


The great thing about online courses is that you can log in anywhere you have access to a computer connected to the Internet. Similar to a face-to-face course, an online course has a specific starting and ending date. All online courses at NJCU utilize Blackboard Learn, a learning management system with built-in tools for communication, collaboration, content delivery, and assessment.

When you log into your online course, your professor will provide materials (e.g., syllabus, lessons, assignments, etc.) to guide you through whatever is required to begin and keep pace with the course. With online learning, you will most likely be communicating with your professor and classmates through course messages and a discussion forum, both of which are built into Blackboard. Your professor may also ask you to post your assignments or take a quiz, both of which can be completed within Blackboard. Help is as close as contacting the DL (Distance Learning) Support Team via e-mail at any time.


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Phone: (201) 200-3449
Fax: (201) 200-3445


Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8AM - 5:15PM
24/7 Email support:

Jennifer Fox 
Acting Director of Online Learning