Leadership Is In Your Future

The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) has expanded its NJ EXCEL (EXpedited Certification for Educational Leadership) Program, a state-approved non-traditional program leading to certification for supervisor, principal, school administrator, and director of school counseling services in lieu of traditional graduate studies in educational administration. Eligibility for NJ EXCEL includes a minimum of a master’s degree in a field related to education and four years of full-time experience as a teacher and/or educational specialist.

January 2019 Cohort Application Deadline:  12/7/18

Please note that the deadline for applying for the NJ EXCEL January 2019 Cohort  Models 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 is December 7, 2018. 

In The News

Ms. Angelina Martino-Finnegan Assumes Position of Director of NJEXCEL

 

Frank Palatucci retired as NJEXCEL Director effective 6/30/18. 

Ms. Angelina Martino-Finnegan will take over the responsibilities as Director effective August 1, 2018.  Ms. Finnegan is a veteran instructor and mentor in the EXCEL Program's North Site. 

Please welcome her to this new position.

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Candidate Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Supervisor Certification from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018:

Catherine Alvarez, Curtis Aubry, Anthony Belfiore, Nathan Cohen, Jacqueline Collard, Nicole Cornely,         Radwa Elhadidy, Thomas Evancho, Kevin Flynn, Michelle Lopes, Megan Massola, Sheila McLean,         Stephanie Montefinese, Guido Morsella, Denise Riley, Jennifer Spuckes, Quana Torres, Diane Van Driesen,  Noemi Vazquez, LaToya Waddell, Rachel Weitzenkorn, Samantha Wissman

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Director of School Counseling Services from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018:

Esther Carter

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Certificate of Eligibility for Principal  from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018:

Jessica Anderson, Jennifer Aschettino, Jamie Burrows, Octavia Lee, Brian Mirfield, Denise Riley, Noha Saleh, LaNova Schall, Christopher Tatro

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Certificate of Eligibility for Chief School Administrator  from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018:

Robert Cloutier, Stacey Dimeo, Jacqueline DePasquale, Renee Gensamer, Maria-Pia Lordi, Matthew Lynaugh, Regina Moreland, Christopher Veneziani, Candice Wells

 

 

 

 

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NJ EXCEL News Archive

NJ EXCEL Models

All NJ EXCEL Models can earn graduate credit approved through Thomas Edison State University.

NJ EXCEL Model #1
For practicing supervisors with 4+ years of supervisory experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (12 months tuition = $8,550.00 - not including books or ASCD membership)
Certifications: Principal, Director of School Counseling Services*
NJ EXCEL Model #2
For teachers and educational specialists with supervisor certification and practicing supervisors with less than 5 years of supervisory experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (12-15 months tuition = $9,550.00 - not including books)
Certifications: Principal, Director of School Counseling Services*
NJ EXCEL Model #3
For teachers and educational specialists with at least 4 years of full-time educational experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (18 months Tuition = $12,300.00 - not including books)
Certifications: Supervisor, Principal, Director of School Counseling Services*
NJ EXCEL Model #4
For individuals who have completed or are enrolled in a State-approved post-graduate program in educational leadership, and/or hold a Certificate of Eligibility for Principal or Standard Principal Certification — Field-based experiences including a 150-hour school administrator internship (Approximately 12 months Tuition = $3,150) - if individual has passed the SSA exam then (Tuition = $2,800). NOTE:  NJ-EXCEL alumni tuition is $2,500.00.
Certifications: School Administrator Certification
NJ EXCEL Model #5
For those Candidates who only need the 300 hr School Based Internship for the Principal CE as determined in a written transcript evaluation by the NJ Department of Education. Tuition is $2,500. Mentoring fees are included. 
* NOTE: Eligibility for Director of School Counseling Services certification requires 3 years of fulltime guidance counselor experience

Locations

NJ EXCEL is offered at southern, northern, and central New Jersey sites:  South - Timber Creek High School (Gloucester Township), North - Parsippany Troy Hills (Morris County) and Central - NJPSA, Monroe Township (Middlesex County).