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OSGP – NJ Educators

Off-Site Graduate Programs (OSGP) offers current and prospective teachers, school administrators, and counselors a range of opportunities from professional development to a certificate or master’s degree in Education. Our 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.  Please see below for off-site programs running fully in New Jersey and/or online.

Fulbright Hays Abroad Program

Grant programming designed to enhance the study of Mandarin and Taiwanese cultural studies in New Jersey P-12 schools

Fulbright Hays Grant Opportunity

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at TCNJ received a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grant to support a group project in Taiwan. The grant will allow TCNJ and its P–12 partner schools in New Jersey to enhance the study of Mandarin and Taiwanese cultural studies. The program consists of a series of preparatory seminar discussions, four-weeks abroad in Taiwan hosted by National Taiwan Normal University, and post-departure reflection and curricular reform workshops. After engaging in the seminar, participants will infuse content into their existing curriculum and/or develop new curriculum.

Please find program website here.

Apply to Join

It is our privilege to invite you to participate in a Fulbright Hays Group Abroad Program funded by the US Department of Education and The College of New Jersey: Advancing Core Taiwanese Values in Turbulent Times: A post-COVID Reflection and Curricular Exploration.  This opportunity is open exclusively to staff and administrators from TCNJ’s Professional Development School Network who teach or lead in the following areas: social studies/history, art, PE/health, school counseling, and nurses.

Please find an invitation letter with steps to apply here.

Please contact Dr. Celia Liu (liuc@tcnj.edu) or Megan Gordon (gordonm@tcnj.edu) for more information.

 


Educational Leadership

Supervisor Certificate, Teacher Leader Certificate

Supervisor Certificate (fully online)

Through Off-Site Graduate Programs, candidates can complete the 12-credit (four class) Supervisor Certificate online in just one year.  This program is a focused course of study in supervision and curriculum and prepares teachers to earn a NJ Supervisor Administrative Certificate.  Candidates must hold or be working toward a master’s degree to participate in this program.  Upcoming online schedule:

Summer Term
First Session: CURR 514 Curriculum Theory and Practice

Second Session: EDAD 617 Advanced School Leadership and Supervision
Fall Term
SUPV 520 Staff Supervision
Spring Term
CURR 555 Advanced Curriculum

Benefits include:

– Classes meet synchronously on weekends only
– Ability to study alongside New Jersey and international teachers and school leaders
– Discounted, off-site tuition (please see details here)

Pre-register for the CURR 514 and EDAD 617 courses here. This is OSGP’s main Summer 2022 pre-registration form and the Supervisor Certificate course choices are included as they are open to all students.  Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 pre-registration will be announced at a later date.

Admissions: Supervisor Certificate program students must apply for admission to enroll in coursework.  Please information on the admissions process here.

Teacher Leader Certificate (district-based courses) 

Through an integrated and thoughtfully sequenced 15-credit series of five courses, the Teacher Leader Certificate Program prepares teachers for non-supervisory leadership roles, such as facilitator, coach, and professional developer.  Please contact Megan Gordon (gordonm@tcnj.edu) for more information on developing a Teacher Leader Certificate cohort in your school district.

Please consult Dr. Linda Mayger for academic advisement at maygerl@tcnj.edu.


Teaching English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.) and/or Certificate Programs

TESL and/or Bilingual Education Certificate Program (Traditional Cohort, 1/course semester)

The TESL program offers a track for pre-service participants (21 credits, an initial certification program for those not certified in an instructional area) as well as in-service teachers (15 credits, as an endorsement certificate for those who hold a CEAS or Standard certificate in an instructional area).

The Bilingual Education program provides the necessary courses for certification as a bilingual teacher in the state of New Jersey. This endorsement program (12 credits) is only for already-certified teachers.  Teachers seeking Bilingual endorsement often also pursue TESL endorsement as it requires the completion of only one additional course.

Consult Dr. Yiqiang Wu at wuyiqian@tcnj.edu for course requirements to fulfill the TESL and/or Bilingual certificates.

TESL and/or Bilingual Education Certificate Program (Accelerated Cohort, 1 year program for endorsement only)

Licensed teachers can earn a TESL/Bilingual endorsement in one year with our new, accelerated five-course program.  Courses are held online with mostly asynchronous work and three (3) synchronous meetings by Zoom for each class. The accelerated program is fifteen (15) graduate credits and counts toward a master’s degree should participants want to continue in the graduate program.

This program serves current in-service teachers seeking endorsement certification only.  Pre-service teachers (those who do not hold a certificate in an instructional area) are welcome to join the traditional cohort program outlined above.

Consult Dr. Solange Lopes-Murphy at murphys@tcnj.edu for course requirements to fulfill the Accelerated TESL and/or Bilingual certificates.

Program Planner for M.Ed. and Certificate Programs 

ESL Program Planner (PDF) – Please refer to the program planner for all course requirements.

Please consult Dr. Yiqiang Wu at wuyiqian@tcnj.edu (traditional cohort) or Dr. Solange Lopes-Murphy at murphys@tcnj.edu (accelerated cohort) for advisement.


Urban Teacher Residency Program

Elementary, Secondary, Teaching ESL

Become an Urban Educator with TCNJ’s Urban Teacher Residency Program

  • Earn a TCNJ Master’s of Education in a NJ State approved certification area
  • Open to anyone with a BA/BS and wants to become a teacher GPA requirements in effect
  • Diversify the field with more teachers of color
  • Recruit for hard-to-staff areas such as math and science
  • Prepare teachers who can improve the academic achievement of Black and Latina/o students in urban schools

Please find full program website here.

Contact Information: Dr. Salika Lawrence, Professor & Campbell Endowed Chair of Urban Education lawrencs@tcnj.edu

 

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