NJCA Certification for Teaching Communication In Higher Education

Who Can Participate: This is a certification for anyone who is an adjunct in the State of New Jersey who has a M.A. in a Communication related field. The certification is for any communication graduate student who wishes to teach as an adjunct or plans to get a PhD and seek a tenured position. This certification is for any communication professional who wants to share your knowledge in the Communication classroom.

Eligible: Anyone with or completing an MA in a Communication related field.


1) Attend two NJCA conferences over a period of two years (beginning 2015).

At each conference attend session on teaching communication.

First session in April 2015 — What is Communication Pedagogy?

Second Session in April 2016 — How Do Communication Professionals Research?

Third Session in April 2017 — Where is the Intersection of Communication Theory and Practice?

Fourth Session in March 2020 — Vision 2020: Communicating Clarity and Transparency

NEXT Session is March 26, 2022 — Comm[unity]

2) Participate in an annual webinar (or three webinars)

3) Two references from two tenured faculty in New Jersey

References are teaching evaluations from two different hour long classes in communication .

Benefits: You are a member of NJCA and you can be listed as a Certified Adjunct on the NJCA database as long as you remain a member of NJCA. Potential employers will have access to the database. You will receive a printed certificate.

Fee: The fee is the fee for membership in NJCA.

This does not guarantee a teaching position.

For more information on teacher certification, contact Dr. Evelyn Plummer or Prof. Barbara Baron.