The Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (APSC) is a program representing many of NJIT's academic departments and colleges.  The multitude concentrations within the program are brought together by Dr. Andrew Klobucar from the NJIT Department of Humanities into one cohesive unit of learning, with his expertise in technical writing and instructional design. The primary objective of the program is to 'educate the educators' in a concentrated science field at a high level, and apply current instructional design tools in that science field, to bring back to the classroom on their own. By no means is the program exclusive to educators - anyone qualified may take it! Click here to download the program brochure.

Who would be suited to take this program? 

This graduate certificate is primarily for secondary school teachers who want to strengthen their background in science, business, computing, engineering, architecture and/or technical communication. Students may choose from ten tracks. Those teaching AP (Advanced Placement) courses in secondary schools will benefit substantially from the certificate courses.

What are the Required Courses?

Core Courses (choose 2 courses)6
Tech in Class & Learning Envir
Selected Topics in Professional and Technical Communication
Tracks(choose 1 track; take 9 credits)9
Professional and Technical Communication
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits) 9
Identity, Technology, and Communication
Theory and Practice of Social Media
Advanced Professional and Technical Communication
Elements of Visual Design *
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Management of Technology
Managerial Economics
Corporate Finance I
Corporate Finance II
Data Mining and Analysis
New Venture Management
Knowledge Management
Legal and Ethical Issues in a Digital World
Strategic Management
Computer Science
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms
Foundations of Computer Science
Data Structures and Algorithms
Operating System Design
Data Management System Design
Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
Engineering Management
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Project Management
Managing Organizational Behavior in Technology-Based Organizations
Management Accounting
Total Quality Management
Information Technology and Competitive Advantage
Legal, Ethical and Intellectual Property Issues for Engineering Managers
Project Control
Cost Estimating for Capital Projects
Legal Aspects in Construction
Information Systems
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Web Systems Development
System Analysis and Design
Enterprise Database Management
Data Analytics for Info System
Requirement Engineering
IT Service Management
Information Systems Auditing
Computer Security Auditing
Business Process Innovation
Web Mining
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Advanced Engineering Statistics
Systems Analysis and Simulation
Linear Systems
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Random Signal Analysis
Engineering Cost and Production Economics
Industrial Quality Control
Total Quality Management
Matrix Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Measurements
Engineering Physiology
Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering
Computer Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Structures I
Structures II *
Tools and Techniques I
Tools and Techniques II
History of Architecture I
History of Architecture II
Construction I
Construction II
Environmental Control Systems I
Environmental Control Systems II
Professional Practice I
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Structure
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Principles Pharm Chemistry
Environmental Chemical Science
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Introductory Mathematical Analysis
Advanced Calculus
Numerical Methods for Computation
Linear Algebra and Applications
Introduction to statistical Computing with SAS and R
Applied Statistics
Choose 3 Courses (9 credits)9
Adv Classical Mechanics
Classical Electrodynamic
Statistical Mechanics
Solid-State Physics
Topics in Astronomy and Cosmology
Total Credits15

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What will I learn?

Technology in the classroom and learning environments, digital instructional design, and a track of your choice:

  • Technology in Class and Learning - Various types of technology necessary to develop, use, and process the results of assessments as well as facilitate and augment instructional design. The integration of present and likely future technology into instruction to foster community, collaboration, conceptual development, and exceptional academic performance as well as a more effective and well-understood assessment system.
  • Digital Instruction Essentials - The digital era has placed teaching and learning in flux, creating instructional opportunities at every turn. In this course students will examine the fundamentals of instructional design, working through a cycle of continuous improvement including idea generation, curriculum development, course production, and assessment. Students will explore and discuss scholarly research about the impact of mobile technology, big data, gamification, MOOCs, and universal design on today's learning environments. This course will borrow some ideas from agile methodology in hopes that it drives us to be better designers; we want to incorporate simplicity, feedback, communication, and courage into everything we do. That doesn’t have to be limited to what we design, but it can be part of how this course runs for you. 
  • Custom Elective Track - A selection of courses from Professional and Technical Communication, Business, Computer Science, Engineering Management, Information Systems, Engineering, Architecture, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics.

Why study Applied Science at NJIT?

The graduate certificate allows you to choose the area of speciality that you would like to enhance, in your career. Whether you are a Chemistry middle school teacher, or a corporate instructional designer, this program will help improve your everyday methodology.

Prerequisites and Competion Requirements

Applicants are expected to be practicing secondary school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree. Students who lack an appropriate background for their chosen track, or prerequisites for a particular course that they plan to take, may be asked to take one or more bridge/undergraduate courses that will not count toward the degree requirements. Students must choose one of the ten tracks (that represent specific disciplines) and successfully complete 15 credits.

Related Degree Programs

All credits for the Applied Science Graduate Certificate relates in its entirety to NJIT MS in Applied Science.

NJIT K-12 Teacher Scholarship

This is an NJIT award available to any K-12 teachers who are residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware enrolled in the Applied Science Master Degree or Graduate Certificate in Applied Science Programs (On-campus or Online).  The recipient will receive up to 35% of his/her tuition charge in scholarship.  The award is renewable for the duration of the program.  You must provide a copy of your teaching license or submit a letter of employment as a teacher from your school district prior to enrollment to be considered for the scholarship.  You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to be eligible.  You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0.  Please complete this form to submit your information for consideration for the scholarship.

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Klobucar