Optional Masters Degree in Reading and Reading Specialist Certification (100% online)

A Master of Arts Degree with certification as a Reading Specialist may be earned by completing the following:

  • 9 credits transfer from the New Pathways Program
  • 21 credits in literacy education 

Apply for the M.A. in Reading with Reading Specialist Certification

Optional Masters Degree in Educational Technology

A Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology may be earned by completing the following: 

  • 15 credits transfer from the New Pathways Program 
  • 21 credits in educational technology  

Apply here for the M.A. in Educational Technology 

Optional Masters Degree in Educational Technology with School Media Library Specialist

A Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology with certification as a School Media Library Specialist may be earned by completing the following: 

  • 12 credits transfer from the New Pathways Program 
  • 24 credits in educational technology  

Apply here for the M.A. in Educational Technology with School Media Library Specialist 

Optional Masters Degree in Educational Technology with STEM Certificate

A Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology with STEM certificate be earned by completing the following: 

  • 9 credits transfer from the New Pathways Program 
  • 27 credits in educational technology  

Apply here for the M.A. in Educational Technology with STEM certificate 

Optional Masters Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education

A Master of Arts Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education can be earned by completing the following: 

  • 21 credits transfer from the New Pathways Program 
  • 12 credits in education (EDU 654, EDU 629, EDU 621, EDU 619) 

Candidates who completed NPTNJ before Fall 2018 may not have taken all these courses and will need additional credits. 

Apply for the Elementary Education MAT

Apply for the Secondary Education MAT

Optional Masters Degree in Special Education

A Master of Arts in Teaching degree with certification in Teachers of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) may be earned by completing the following:

  • 21 credits needed for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities license
  • 12 of the 24 credits from New Pathways (taken for credit or converted to credit)
  • 1 additional 3-credit course
  • Passing score on Special Education Praxis II

Apply for the Special Education MAT

Optional Masters Degree in ESL

A Master of Arts Degree with certification in English as a Second Language may be earned by completing the following:

  • 26 credits from the ESL New Pathways Program
  • Additional courses: MCC 626 Survey and Development of English as a Second Language Material (3 credits); MCC 650 Research Urban Education in ESL/Bilingual Education (3 credits)
  • 10 credits of electives

Apply Here for the ESL M.A. Degree  

Credit Conversions

If you would like to convert your non-credit courses to graduate credit so that you can use them towards one of these degree programs, get more information hereThere is a 5 year limit for course credit conversion. The 5 year limit begins at the time a student takes their first course and holds for all subsequent coursework.

SEVEN YEAR LIMIT ON CREDITS

This policy applies to all graduate students:  

  1. Students have seven years within which to complete their degree; 
  2. Only credits not older than seven years at the time a student is first registered for graduate study may be considered for transfer; 
  3. Only credits not older than seven years at the time for which a student requests graduation (clearance) are valid, unless these are transfer credits which meet the previous standard.