New Jersey City University Online delivers affordable and high quality fully online degree programs that allow students to complete their studies on their own time and place. Our programs are fully accredited and led by appropriately credentialed NJCU faculty.
Students that are part of NJCU Online can expect outstanding value and a high level of support to earn their degree.
The Ed.D. in Community College Leadership is a practice-focused 55-credit cohort-based online program with an annual 1-week virtual summer institute requirement that is designed to be completed by working professionals in 3 years. Recognizing the need for future leaders in the community college sector, this program aims to provide students with the essential skills and experiences needed so that they can take on a variety of leadership roles and positions. For example, graduates of this program may find success as mid-level and high-level administrators, teaching and learning center directors, leaders of student success initiatives, faculty and student services leaders, and more.
The Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership program is 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. This is a three-year cohort program where you work alongside leaders in education and our internationally recognized faculty. This online program requires one week of in-person classes each summer.
Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology: 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.
Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology with School Library Media Specialist Certification: Includes the best of both worlds as students acquire the skills and competencies for the certification that will enable them to develop and coordinate school library media services while learning to apply multimedia to the instructional design process. Successfully completing the 36-credit program leads to a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology and a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility for the School Library Media Specialist certification.
The Master of Arts in Music Education is a fully online program designed for advanced study in music and music education for teachers of music in public and private schools K-12. The program offers preparation for teaching at the university level and entry into a doctoral program in music education.
Master of Arts in Reading/Reading Specialist Certificate: 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.
This concentration within the Master of Arts in Teaching Program is designed for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree in the arts or sciences. Students who complete the certification part of this program will be eligible for Elementary (K-6) Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing endorsement on a New Jersey Instructional License. Successful completion of this program enables individuals to become effective educators by meeting the wider ranging needs of learners with vastly different experiences, language backgrounds, economic statuses, and cultures. The program prepares candidates to incorporate technology into their classroom activities, respond to varied learning styles, and keep pace with education trends and demands.
This concentration within the Master of Arts in Teaching Program is designed for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who have proven themselves competent in their subject matter. Students who complete the certification part of this program will be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing endorsement on a New Jersey Instructional License in their specific subject area.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood program is designed to deepen the understanding and perfect the skills of teacher candidates who plan to work with children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of child-development and school settings. Emphasis is placed on current theory and research in child development and application to early childhood education practice. Those candidates who successfully complete this program will be eligible for the New Jersey Preschool through grade Three Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood and Special Education program is designed to deepen the understanding and perfect the skills of teacher candidates who plan to work with children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of child-development and school settings. Emphasis is placed on current theory and research in child development and application to early childhood education practice. Those candidates who successfully complete this program will be eligible for the New Jersey Preschool through grade Three Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing and an endorsement in Teacher of Students with Disabilities.
Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education—Autism Specialization: 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: 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
Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education: Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement Eligibility Program: 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.
The Master of Arts in Urban Education (with a specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision) program is designed for P-12 setting personnel who hold a standard certification in their profession and who desire to become principals or supervisors. This unique degree specializes in preparing school leaders to foster the success of all students through engaging in effective instructional leadership, continuous professional learning, and collaborating and communicating with all stakeholders. The NJCU setting provides opportunities to develop culturally sustaining leadership and advocacy for equity for all in the P-12 setting.
Master of Science: National Security Studies: Become a member of an online learning cohort of security professionals taking innovative courses with applied lessons and casework that develop expertise in security leadership, protecting cyberspace, policy design and execution, decapitating advanced threats, and defending innocent victims. Courses are taught by faculty with prominent experience in the field including an Ambassador, military veterans and reservists, retired and active federal agents, law enforcement, and private sector executives.
The Associate School Library Media Specialist (ASLMS) certification program is for those seeking only the ASLMS certification and not a graduate degree. The program consists of 8 courses offered completely online. Students are also required to complete a 150-hour internship as part of the requirements for the last class in the program. Students acquire the skills and competencies for the certification that will enable them to develop and coordinate school library media services while learning to apply multimedia to the instructional design process.
Certificate in Assistive Technology: This one year certificate program has a cross-disability perspective and is designed for anyone who works with persons who use assistive technology. The program is project-based, and the practicum provides a capstone experience.
Computer and Information Systems (Minor): The Computer and Information Systems Minor provides students with the skills necessary to become competent "end users" of computers and applications. Courses in this minor cover business applications, system design and analysis, telecommunications and more. Students in the widest range of majors and disciplines can benefit from the ability to apply the skills gained in this program in most professional environments as well as in personal computer use.
The Early Childhood Specialized P-3 Alternate Route Program: This program is designed for candidates who have the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool through Grade Three Certificate of Eligibility, and who are required to complete the NJDOE approved 24-credit course of study. The courses focus on developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum and the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective early childhood educator. Candidates are observed in their workplace as a requirement of the program. A letter of completion or NJDOE program verification form can be obtained by the candidate upon completion of the courses.
Geographic Information Science Certificate: The online GIS Certificate aims to advance the geospatial tools & technology skill-set of professionals currently working in fields that use geospatial technologies. It is also an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to revamp their current career, earn continuing-education or teaching credits, or simply learn new and marketable skills.
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, Minor: Students who minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies will learn about the complex geopolitical, economic, social, and environmental realities of the developing countries and territories to the south of the United States, with specific emphasis on the Caribbean region.
New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey: 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.
The Principal Certification program is designed for P-12 setting personnel who have at least five years of experience under a standard certification in their profession and/or possess a Supervisor Certification. The Principal Certification specializes in preparing experienced school leaders to foster the success of all students through engaging in effective instructional leadership, continuous professional learning, and collaborating and communicating with all stakeholders.
The New Jersey City University School Nurse Certificate program is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and meets the requirements for the Educational Services Endorsement as a Certified School Nurse. The program is student-centered and tailored to meet the needs of the adult-learner. Faculty have experience in the field and work closely with school nurse leaders and administrators to craft a current and comprehensive curriculum for students. Incorporating leadership and research components, this graduate certificate program can be applied towards a Masters Degree in Health Sciences.
Special Education—Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, Endorsement Eligibility Program: NJCU offers a 24-credit Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant certificate eligibility program for New Jersey teachers who are already certified to teach Special Education or an allied field and who have had at least two years of successful teaching experience under a Standard Certificate. A copy of the Standard certificate must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies when applying for the LDTC endorsement. A Master’s Degree in Special Education from an accredited university is required for admission to the LDTC endorsement eligibility program.
The Certificate in STEM Education is a rigorous four-course (12-credit) program that provides K-12 educators in all disciplines, school leaders and librarians with both the foundational STEM pedagogy, and the hands-on experience to be successful integrating STEM in their classrooms and schools both on-site and remotely. The Certificate is delivered as primarily an online, facilitated program with a required initial two-days of hands-on instruction and submission of a portfolio to evidence learning. The hands-on component will be offered online or regionally to broaden the reach of the program.
The Supervisor Certification program is designed for P-12 setting personnel who hold a master’s degree, have three years of full time experience under a standard certification in their profession, and who desire to become a supervisor in their field. This certification specializes in preparing students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions for effective supervision of instruction and staff supervision.
The NJCU Guide to Online Learning provides important information to help you get started with your online class: Now that you have registered for your online course, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to in the weeks ahead to prepare for it. The information in this manual is designed to help you understand what you need to do to prepare for your first online course and become a successful online learner.
Learning to Learn Online: Now that you have registered for your online course, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to in the weeks ahead to prepare for it. Although the online milieu affords unparalleled convenience, you will probably find that it also has its share of challenges. Visit the Learning to Learn Online page to explore some of the resources available to you as you navigate the online learning environment.
Tips for Learning Successfully Online: So what do you need to make the most of your online course experience? While not all inclusive, we believe the list of tips that include Make a Date With Your Online Course and Be a Good Communicator are keys to success. Be sure to visit our tips page today to learn more.
FACULTY RESOURCES AND TRAINING
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:
Bb Collaborate Ultra for Moderators: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Moderator
Bb Collaborate Ultra for Participants: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant
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.
SafeAssign: We offer one-on-one training for SafeAssign - a plagiarism detection service that is designed to detect unoriginal work submitted by students.