TTC/TLI Graduate Credit

Graduate credit for many TTC and TLI courses is available from The College of New Jersey.


The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

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TTC is now partnering with The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) to offer graduate credit for summer institute courses. TTC participants have the ability to earn up to 12 graduate credits as non-matriculated students which can be applied toward a Master of Education degree should the participant choose to enrol in a TCNJ graduate program.

Participants who are new to TCNJ will sign up for graduate credit at the TTC institute and will be “quick admitted” as visiting students then provided with an ID number and access to TCNJ systems. The fee to bank courses for graduate credit is $450 per class, payable during the TTC course. Students who elect to bank coursework are required to submit an additional assignment to their TTC facilitator. Participants will be able to order official transcripts as soon as they receive confirmation of their earned credit from TCNJ. Participants who subsequently decide to enrol in the full master’s program will do so directly with TCNJ.

TCNJ’s Off-Site Graduate Programs have been serving international educators since 1981 with summer programs in Mallorca, Spain and Bangkok, Thailand and academic year programs in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Cairo, Egypt. TCNJ offers Master of Education programs in Elementary, Secondary, and English as a Second Language teaching. Each of these programs requires 30 credits of study through a mix of on-line and on-site study. TTC participants may apply 12 credits of coursework toward one of these programs provided that they satisfy program requirements which can be determined in consultation with a TCNJ advisor.

It is also possible for a participant to be admitted to a TCNJ master’s program prior to completing coursework at the TTC. For more information on this option, please contact Dr. Stuart Carroll at szcarrol@tcnj.edu.

TTC Courses and their approved TCNJ equivalents:

TTC Courses TCNJ Course Equivalents
Int’l Teachers: Curriculum and Assessment CURR 514 Curriculum, Theory & Practice (3 cr.)
Int’l Teachers: Personalizing Learning EDUC 597 Special Topics (3 cr.)
Int’l Teachers: Special Needs in the Mainstream Classroom SPED 501 Students w Disab. in/Schools (3 cr.)
Int’l Teachers: EAL in the Mainstream ESLM 578 Theory & Methods for Teaching ESL (3 cr.)
Int’l Teachers: Problem, Project and Design-Based Teaching* ELEM/SCED 663 Advanced Trends in Education (3 cr.)
Int’l Teachers: Online and Blended Teaching [online]* ELEM/SCED 663 Advanced Trends in Education (3 cr.)
EAL 101 Curriculum and Assessment for English Learners [Online] ESLM 587 Curriculum & Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners (3 cr.)
EAL 103 English Language, Linguistics, and Learning [Online]
ESLM 545 The Structure of English (3 cr.)

*Note: If both TTC 118 and TTC 115 are taken, the second course would count as EDUC 597 Special Topics class (elective)

Teacher Leader (TLI) Courses TCNJ Course Equivalents
Teacher Leaders: Empowering Students through Assessment EDFN 508 Intro to Research (3 cr.)
Teacher Leaders: Curriculum- the Heart of the Teacher Leader Role CURR 514 Curriculum, Theory & Practice (3 cr.)
Teacher Leaders: Leadership Tools EDUC 597 Special Topics (3 cr.)
Teacher Leaders: Coaching and Supervising your Team SUPV 520 Supervision of Instruction (3 cr.)

For more information about TCNJ’s Off-Site Graduate Programs, please visit our website at https://offsitegrad.tcnj.edu/ or contact at:


SUNY-Buffalo State

TTC has partnered with the SUNY Buffalo State International Graduate Program for Educators (IGPE) to offer graduate credit for our five-day courses. TTC participants who apply for and are accepted into the SUNY Graduate School prior to the start of the course can earn three graduate credits which may be applied toward the Masters of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies at SUNY Buffalo State. Important note: applying and being accepted into the SUNY Graduate School can be a lengthy process. We recommend you begin collecting documents and making arrangements to submit official transcripts at least two months in advance of the course start date. To earn graduate credit, you must be formally admitted to the SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School prior to the start of the course.

The Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies is designed for educators in international schools. Please contact the IGPE office at SUNY Buffalo State directly for more information regarding the degree program and to develop a plan of study.

For more admissions information, please click: http://igpe.buffalostate.edu/admissions. To apply, please click: http://graduateschool.buffalostate.edu/apply. If you have additional questions about the application process, please feel free to e-mail IGPE Admissions and Advisement Coordinator Nicole Calamunci at: calamund@buffalostate.edu.

The fee is $450 per three-credit course, payable to the TTC upon admission to the SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School. Below is a list of TTC courses and their corresponding SUNY Buffalo State equivalent.

TTC/TLI 5-Day Courses and their Approved SUNY - Buffalo State Equivalents (3 credits awarded per course)

TTC Course Number and Title SUNY - Buffalo State Equivalent
TTC/TLI 101 Empowering Students through Assessment SPF 611: Evaluation in Education
TTC/TLI 102 The Heart of the Teacher Leader Role: Curriculum EDU 670: Principles of Curriculum Design
TTC 103 Personalizing and Differentiating to Meet Student Needs CRS 585: Learning Styles Methods
TTC 104 Teaching EAL in the Mainstream ESL 613: ESL Content-Area Instruction
TTC 106 Inquiry Based Learning in the International Classroom SPF 665: Instructional Design and Assessment
TTC 107 Instructional Strategies that Work EDU 604: Instructional Strategies for More Effective Teaching
TTC/TLI 108 Leadership Tools for International School Teacher Leaders EDL 607: Site-Based Leadership
TTC 109 Skillful Teaching for Early Childhood Educators SPF 524: Trends in Early Childhood Education
TTC/CTC 110 Special Needs Learning in the International School EDU 577: Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom
TTC 111 Teaching Reading in the International School EDU 513: Survey of Basic Concepts of Elementary School Reading
TTC 112 Teaching and Learning with Technology EDT 601: Instructional Technologies
TTC 113 The Heart of Teaching: Beyond Content EDU 501: Seminar for the Reflective Teacher
TTC 114 The Learning Brain: From Research to Classroom Practice EDU 534: The Holistic Curriculum: Teaching Both Sides of the Brain
TTC 115 Facilitating a Blended and Online Classroom EDC 606: Internet for Educators
TTC/TLI 116 Supervision Tools for International School Teacher Leaders EDL 631: Supervision of Teaching
TTC/TLI 117 Coaching Skills for International School Teacher Leaders EDL 610: Methods of Adult Education
TTC 118 Problem, Project and Design-Based Teaching EDU 594: Problem, Project and Design-Based Teaching
TTC 119 Social and Emotional Teaching and Learning EDU 594 Social and Emotional T + L
EAL 101 Curriculum and Assessment for English Learners [Online] EDU 594: Curriculum and Assessment for English Learners
EAL 103 English Language, Linguistics, and Learning [Online] EDU 539: Linguistics for Teachers

For more information about the International Graduate Program for Educators at SUNY Buffalo State, please click: http://igpe.buffalostate.edu/program, or reach out to the appropriate IGPE staff member: