Educational Leadership Certificate

Educational Leadership Certificate

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Educational Leadership Certificate





Next Classes Start

May 20, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This 15-credit program equips early career teachers with critical leadership skills. Including relevant courses from each TCNJ certification program useful to new teachers, this certificate program can help you determine if you want to pursue a formal leadership position. Teachers with three or more years of experience seeking state certification should apply to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership or to the Post-Master’s Certification Program in Educational Leadership.

Program Coordinator : Linda Mayger,


  • part time: 1–2 years


  • Online
    Hybrid Information


  • not avialable


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This certificate is for you if you’re early in your career as a certified teacher or staff member and would like to begin developing your skills as an educational leader. This fully online program accommodates busy working professionals and offers synchronous video meetings to create a sense of community among students and faculty.

Extensive Network

Study alongside peers with solid education experience, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts in their field, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

  • National Standardized Admission Test Requirement: Applicants to the MEd Educational Leadership program are required to take the GRE unless they already hold a master’s or another high-level degree. View Graduate Admission Testing Information and Waivers
  • Teacher Certification and Educational Experience: Applicants to the Educational Leadership programs must provide a teaching certificate or evidence of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state certificate (NJAC 6A:9-12.5). At least three completed years of successful teaching or educational experience are required at the time of application for admission to programs leading to principal/supervisor licensure.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Educational Administration and Secondary Education (EASE) provides program details including curriculum, schedule of courses, and handbooks.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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