Online PD Courses for teachers in New Jersey (NJ)
(not a New Jersey teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching certification in New Jersey?
The teacher and supervisor should work together to develop the PDP and to identify strengths and challenges and related professional learning goals and activities. The PDP should include identified areas for improvement and growth, and specific professional learning activities to address these areas. Teachers with a Professional Development Plan (PDP) may use an optional Teacher PD Plan template and sample PDP.
ConnectedPD by Professional Learning Board provides online professional development, continuing education and staff development for schools.
Teachers are required to complete at least 20 hours of professional development each year, in accordance with NJAC 6A:9C-3.4.All other requirements for the individual teacher PDP must be addressed as well so that each teacher’s improvement and/or growth needs, as identified through the evaluation process, must be addressed through the teachers’ individual professional development plan (PDP) and aligned with the NJ Standards for Professional Learning.
A 1 credit graduate credit course is equivalent to 15 professional development hours.
A teacher’s PDP must specify, at a minimum:
- 1 (one) area derived from the results of the teacher’s most recent annual performance evaluation;
- 1 (one) area aligned to the teacher’s role as a member of a professional learning team, as appropriate; and
- 1 (one) area aligned with school or district improvement goals, as appropriate.
Professional learning activities noted for teachers with a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) become the priorities for that teacher’s learning and responsibilities while the CAP is in effect.
How do I contact the New Jersey Department of Education?
Contact the State of New Jersey Department of Education
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of February 24, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.