DESCRIPTION OF THE
The Inventory of Program offerings, updated regularly, contains
information about the over 4,000 currently approved degree
and certificate programs at the 63 licensed New
Jersey institutions of higher education. The inventory
is updated based on reviews by the Presidents'
Council, approvals by the Commission on Higher Education,
appovals by the Secretary of Higher Education, or, in the
case of certificates, actions by institutional boards of
Seven independent institutions
founded prior to April 1, 1887, are exempt from the requirement
for Presidents' Council review or Commission or Secretary
of Higher Education approval of new degree programs:
full degree or certificate programs,
which terminate in formal
awards conferred by an institution of
higher education are included.
It should be noted that
non-credit offerings, such as those of many community college
training divisions, are NOT included.
Also excluded are "options",
"concentrations" or "emphases" offered
within many of the degree programs listed.
An institution's website or catalogue would identify such opportunities.
(NJ College & University home pages can be accessed here.)
inventory does NOT include a comprehensive list
of collegiate teacher preparation programs. Such offerings
are approved by the NJ
Department of Education, which grants teaching certificates
to students completing prescribed course sequences. In
some instances these curricula correspond to listings
in this inventory, but colleges also offer teacher training
programs that are not degree programs.
A college's catalogue or
website would list all the teacher training opportunities
available at that institution. A Listing of Approved programs
by NJ Department of Education certificate or endorsement
title is also available here,
listing by college or university is available here.