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Educational Leadership Program

Master’s Degree Program in Educational Leadership

The Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership offers a combination of face-to-face courses along with hands-on administrative internships to prepare effective school leaders. This 36-credit program fulfills the program requirements for a Post-Master’s Certificate and culminates with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. The master’s degree program consists of 36 semester hours of study and meets the standards of PSEL (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders) and the New Jersey State Department of Education. 

» Program Planner: M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master’s Degree

Post-Master’s Certification Program in Educational Leadership

The Post-Master’s Certificate pathway is designed for candidates who have already obtained a master’s degree. It is an intensive graduate program designed to provide educators with the knowledge and skills needed for a leadership position in a school setting. The program consists of 30 credit hours of study and meets the standards of PSEL (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders) and the New Jersey State Department of Education. Upon course completion, all students may be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Qualification (CQ). US Citizens have the additional option of applying online for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) directly through the NJ Department of Education pending they meet the requirements of the current Administrative Code at the point of application.  

» Program Planner: Post Master’s Certificate Program in Educational Leadership


What is my student status?

  1. Matriculated:  Student has applied and has been admitted to a TCNJ Global Graduate Program.
  2. Non-Matriculated (Overseas Visitor): Student has not yet applied for admissions or is in the process of applying for admissions; Student has previously taken a TCNJ graduate course (maximum of 3 graduate courses, 9-credits allowed).
  3. New Student: Student has not taken a graduate course with TCNJ. A new student MUST submit a Visiting Student Application online with The Office of Graduate Studies.

All students who plan on taking more than three graduate courses MUST apply for admissions before they reach the 9-credit threshold. Students will not be able to register for courses beyond the 9-credit threshold.

What courses should I take?

Please review the academic planner for your program (ie: Post-Master’s Certificate or M.Ed. in Educational Leadership). Consult the Faculty Advisor, Stuart Carroll, Ph.D. at with questions about admissions, course selection, transfer of credits, and certification.

How do I register for my course(s)?

All students MUST complete and submit a pre-registration form. Upon submission, OSGP will review and advise, if needed, students on course selection. OSGP will email students with course registration and tuition information. Please allow 1-2 weeks to receive a registration email.

Students will not be able to register for courses beyond the 9-credit threshold. For more information on the 9 -credit threshold, please go to “what is my student status?

How and when do I pay for my course(s)?

Payment must be made in full by the deadline indicated either on the registration confirmation email or on TCNJ’s billing calendar. OSGP prohibits students from sitting in a course with an outstanding balance on their accounts. Please visit The Office of Student Accounts to learn about the different payment plans for students.

To determine when my tuition is due, please visit TCNJ’s billing calendar (Courses which are taken in Cairo, Vietnam, and Taiwan will not follow the billing calendar.)

How long will my program take?

Please consult the faculty advisor, Stuart Carroll, Ph.D. at, for assistance in mapping out your program. 

Do I make my own travel arrangements?

Yes, students make all travel arrangements. Please visit our site pages for more information. *OSGP cannot endorse the list of accommodations, it was curated from travel websites: Bangkok and Mallorca.

What do I receive after I complete my program?

Certificate Candidates: Students who successfully complete the Post-Master’s Certificate program will receive a TCNJ Certificate. All Post-Master’s Certificate completers (US Citizens and Non-US Citizens) may be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Qualification. US Citizens will have the option to apply themselves for a Certificate of Eligibility.

Degree Candidates: Students who successfully complete a M.Ed. will receive a TCNJ diploma.


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