TRENTON, N.J., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) today announced an important new step in creating additional teachers in key underrepresented fields of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. NJCTL and its university partner, Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global), provide current teachers in New Jersey and beyond with accessible, high-quality online education to both learn and teach these key subjects.
Teachers of any academic background throughout the United States can earn 30+ graduate credits for online courses in physics, chemistry and mathematics. New Jersey teachers who enroll in NJCTL's endorsement program are approved by the state of NJ to use these courses to earn an endorsement to teach these subjects. Teachers in other states and internationally can also earn graduate credit and may (depending on state requirements) use these credits to earn an endorsement to teach these subjects.
In addition, teachers who meet the admission requirements at CSU-Global may apply up to 18 of these NJCTL credits towards their online M.S. in Teaching and Learning degree. To qualify for transfer, NJCTL students must supply a transcript verifying they have earned at least a B+ in the NJCTL course, as well as maintained a combined GPA of at least 3.0.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Goodman, Executive Director of NJCTL, explained, "We are dedicated to spearheading a scalable solution to the crisis-level gap in quality STEM education for students throughout the United States, and throughout the world." He further clarified, "For instance in the U.S. alone, over 40% of high schools still don't offer physics, a fundamental building block for further STEM study and success in STEM careers. We are excited that our important, growing partnership with CSU-Global will help us build on our platform as the #1 producer of physics teachers in the country, and a leading producer of chemistry teachers, by giving teachers of every academic background the opportunity to both learn and teach STEM subjects to address this chronic need."
Visit NJCTL.org to learn more about teacher training programs available through NJCTL. Visit CSUGlobal.edu/MSTL or call 1-800-920-6723 to learn more about CSU-Global's online Master of Science in Teaching and Learning.
About NJCTL: The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower teachers to lead change so that all children have access to a high-quality education.
NJCTL believes the best way to improve education is to invest in teachers by creating changes that make their work less isolated, simpler, more effective and less stressful. This belief has propelled NJCTL to an unparalleled track record in rapidly increasing the supply of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers and advancing student STEM attainment. The New Jersey Education Association created the organization in 2007; its support and participation continues today.
About CSU-Global: Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor's and master's degrees as well as certificate and non-degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU-Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU-Global offers a streamlined enrollment process with accelerated eight week courses that start every four weeks. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.
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SOURCE The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning