Educational Leadership, Post-Master’s Certificate

Educational Leadership, Post-Master’s Certificate

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Post-Master’s Certification Program





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This 30-credit post-master’s certificate provides the courses and internship experiences needed for an NJ Principal Administrative Certificate*. Covering all aspects of school leadership, including those in the TCNJ Supervisor Certificate, the program emphasizes building effective learning communities and allows you to gain the skills to effectively manage schools. Once you finish, you can apply for initial certification as a New Jersey school principal.

Program Coordinator : Linda Mayger,


  • part time: 18 months to 4 years


  • Online
    Hybrid Information


  • principal certificate
  • supervisor certificate


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

Our post-master’s certificate is a good fit if you’re a certified teacher or school staff member with at least three years of full-time experience and a master’s degree and want to become a certified school leader. The online coursework accommodates busy working professionals, and synchronous video meetings create a sense of community among students and faculty. You'll create a schedule that maximizes your district's tuition reimbursement. *Applicants interested in leadership positions outside of New Jersey should consult Certification Information by State.

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 as well as all supplemental documents.

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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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