TCNJ Off-Site Graduate Programs (OSGP) offers current and prospective teachers and school administrators a range of opportunities from professional development to graduate programs in Education. Our global graduate programs are designed for the working professional in mind. Our courses, offered throughout the year, are developed with condensed rich content through both in-person and online engagement.
OSGP’s Mission Statement
OSGP serves the scholarly and professional needs of prospective and current graduate students from recruitment and admissions through graduation. We work with faculty and staff to establish academic and administrative policies and programs designed to assure quality and equity in promoting and supporting student progress and enhancement. We accept as truth the idea that education is key to addressing the inequalities that exist in society, and that school administrators and teachers can and should be agents for positive social change.
Off-Site Graduate Programs offers graduate global programs in the following fields of study that are recognized and respected in the international school community.
- Elementary or Secondary Education
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Educational Leadership
- Special Education (post-baccalaureate certificate only- full master’s program available in New Jersey)
- Counselor Education
For more than 35 years, TCNJ Off-Site Graduate Programs (OSGP) has offered graduate courses for international educators in six global locations throughout the summer and during the academic year. The programs have a strong international presence and a reputation for having students and alumni who bring culturally responsive practices to their respective schools.
TCNJ has been a pioneer in the off-site graduate program arena, meeting the needs of international educators pursuing graduate studies and professional development. In 1981, we launched our first global site offering Educational Leadership courses in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In 1983, certification and master’s degree programs in the Teaching of English as a Second Language were added, and by the mid-1980s, the program had grown to enroll hundreds of students annually.
In continuing to understand and meet the needs of the international school community, OSGP expanded to offer Elementary and Secondary graduate degree programs in the early 1990s, and Special Education and Counselor Education courses in 2010. Due to global demand, today’s programs include additional summer and academic year sites—with face-to-face, condensed courses taught by faculty and adjuncts who are well-versed in the challenges of the international school setting.