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Certificate Programs in New Jersey

   A 15-credit graduate certificate program for licensed K-12 classroom practitioners

Note: The Graduate Certificate Programs are not the same as the state certification or licensure.

Certificate Program Outline

Any course listed below can be taken online or virtual classroom/off-campus

Classroom Climate (five 3-credit courses)

  • Cooperative DisciplineEDIN565

    Shift discipline from controlling student behavior by rewards and punishment to managing and motivating students by building self-esteem and helping them make better choices.

  • Increasing Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline in Learning CommunitiesEDIN544

    Develop appproaches to help students resolve their inner conflicts, and improve responsibility and self-discipline.

  • Styles of Teaching: Personality Type in the ClassroomEDIN548

    Based on Jung’s four temperaments, issues pertaining to teaching, learning, classroom management, communication, conflict resolution, esteem building, and problem solving will be examined and applied to classroom situations.

  • Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom SuccessEDIN556

    Increase awareness of various motivational techniques through research, literature, simulations, discussions, applications and reflection.

  • The Bully Proof ClassroomEDIN559

    Bullying is an important issue facing families, schools, communities, and society.  understand the issues and develop strategies to address the problem.

The Differentiated Classroom (five 3-credit courses)

  • Differentiated InstructionEDIN570

    The focus of this course is to provide a framework to design effective instruction for all students using students' learning styles, interests and level of readiness.

  • UDL: Transforming Learning Through Technology and DesignEDIN536

    Learner variability is the rule in today's fast-paced classrooms. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework designed to personalize learning.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDIN528

    Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, creativity and critical thinking are demonstrated using interactive hands-on structures and activities.

  • The Culturally Distinctive ClassroomEDIN546

    Strategies for classroom engagement and lesson delivery in a changing diverse classroom will be examined.

  • Strategies for ADHD, LD, and a Spectrum of LearnersEDIN552

    Today's classrooms include a spectrum of learners who have different levels of attention, learning, communication, and behaviors.  Learn how to tap into your students' strengths with appropriate interventions and curriculum practices.

Brain-Based Teaching (five 3-credit courses)

  • Brain-Based Teaching and LearningEDIN560

    Current research in neuroscience indicate ways that brains naturally learn best, and applications to the K-12 classroom.

  • The Mindful ClasssroomEDIN540

    This course introduces educators to mindfulness as a lifestyle and more importantly, as an instructional style rather than an isolated period of instructional time.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDIN553

    Instructional content can be enlivened in the K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity.  By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved and important life skills can be developed.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom II: Moving Across the StandardsEDIN554

    Design kinesthetic activities for the K-12 classroom focusing on teaching Common Core and national standards based on content. Design effective action plans to increase movement in the school environment.

  • Encouraging Skillful, Critical, and Creative ThinkingEDIN545

    A practical, experiential course for all educators to explore and apply a variety of instructional strategies to teach students to be better thinkers.

For more information about the certificate programs, please contact the RTC office at 800-433-4740 or Dr. Alan Amtzis at 609-771-2586.

Upon completion of 15 credits in the above certificate program, please fill out the TCNJ/RTC Certificate Completion Form and email the completed form to  Please note more than 4 courses taken prior to November 2017 are not eligible for the program.

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