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New Jersey City U To Offer Teacher PD for Continuing Ed Credits
New Jersey City University (NJCU) in Jersey City, NJ, will offer more than 50 online courses from professional development provider Teq for continuing education units.
Teq will supply the professional development courses broadcast both live and in person to students, providing an online component for what has been New Jersey's largest public teacher training school since 1929.
Teq has more than 50 archived online professional development (PD) courses available that New Jersey teachers, many of whom may not be able to attend full- or multi-day sessions on campus, will be available to take advantage of. It provides a format in which teacher-students can interact virtually — albeit live — with instructors and then review the recorded video at their own pace.
Teachers in Northern New Jersey will get professional development CEUs in an agreement between NJCU and Teq.
Teq will supply the online courses and NJCU will issue continuing education units (CEUs) for their completion.
"We are excited that our courses and content have met NJCU's rigorous standards for CEU credits," said Teq President Chris Hickey.
Teq's offerings that will be available to NJCU students on a rotating basis range from "Math and Your Interactive Whiteboard" to "Early Childhood Literacy," "Google Apps" and more.
At the graduate level — which is the track that most teachers interested in professional development are involved with — NJCU offers multiple master of educational technology programs and a doctor of education degree in educational technology leadership. Located in New Jersey's second largest city, NJCU focuses on meeting the needs of students who teach in urban, multicultural and multilingual classrooms.
"By working with Teq Online PD, we are able to support professional development to a broad base of teachers, extending NJCU's online educational technology programs nationwide," said Laura Zieger, professor and chairperson of NJCU's educational technology department.
"We are enabling students to stay a step ahead of the latest trends in education," added William J. Bajor of the university's division of academic
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.