Teq, the educational technology and professional development company, today announced a partnership with New Jersey City University (NJCU) to provide continuing education units (CEU) for Teq Online Professional Development (PD) classes. Teq Online PD courses are broadcast live and in person via the web, providing a format that allows teachers to interact with the instructor, then review the recorded video at their own pace.
"We are excited that our courses and content have met NJCU’s rigorous standards for CEU credits,” said Chris Hickey, President of Teq. “Our online PD offerings are already helping teachers increase their effectiveness, and maximize technology integration into the classroom. Now teachers can earn the credit they deserve in the form of CEUs.”
Teq is offering more than 50 online PD courses, on a rotating basis, including “Math and Your Interactive Whiteboard,” “Early Childhood Literacy,” “SMART Board Certification,” “Google Apps,” and “Learning with the iPad.” These online offerings are perfect for teachers who may not be able to attend full- or multi-day sessions, enabling them to meet their professional development needs, while collaborating in an online learning community and receiving CEUs.
According to Dr. Laura Zieger, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Educational Technology at NJCU, “We selected Teq as a partner because of its high quality of classes, and believe that the model of online classes with live teachers is a great way to help teachers continue their professional development, and an ideal way to acquire new technology skills – that will benefit the classroom in America. 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 to teachers nationwide.”
“NJCU’s collaboration with Teq simply positions both of us to better serve educators, the wonderful teachers throughout this nation, by providing them with the most cutting edge teaching/learning tools and techniques,” said Dr. William J. Bajor, Division of Academic Initiatives and Services at NJCU. “We are enabling educators to stay a step ahead of the latest trends in the education field.”
Teq Online PD provides district and school administrators with an affordable way to provide live and on-demand professional development for each teacher. For more information, visit www.teq.com or call 877-455-9369.
NJCU has been at the forefront of teacher education since 1929 when the institution was founded as a teacher training school. NJCU and its teacher education curriculum have evolved constantly, offering innovative, cutting-edge learning opportunities for all learners ranging from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels.
NJCU offers Master of Educational Technology programs in several areas of specialization and certifications, as well as a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Technology Leadership.
Because NJCU is located in New Jersey’s second largest city, the University specializes in addressing the needs of students in the contemporary urban, multicultural, and multilingual classroom. The University is committed to lifelong learning and to the belief that education is transformative and empowering and that social justice can be best accomplished through an educated citizenry.
Dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom, Teq has provided solutions to improve student learning since 1972. Its professional development team of more than 30 education professionals works closely to empower educators, leverage and improve technology integration, and increase student achievement and success in the Common Core curriculum. Teq provides clients with a unique blend of experienced service, innovative products, and incomparable support while fostering passion and creativity in the twenty-first century learning environment.