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.

June/July 2017 Cohort Deadline

Please note that the deadline for applying for the NJ EXCEL June/July 2017 Cohort  Models 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 is May 12, 2017. 

In The News

Candidate Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Supervisor Certification from November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

Valerie Bowers, Deon Candia, Lauren Fornal, Lara Hilaman, Megan McCabe, Amanda Milhomens, Jeanne Muzi, Antoinette Nicholasi, Holly Niemiec, Nola Occhipinti-DeRita,  Emily Pettigrew, Kelly Pike, Danny Portaleos, Christine Sce, Randi Tompkins-Byock

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Director of School Counseling Services from November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017:

Congratulations to the following NJ-EXCEL candidates who have qualified for NJ Certificate of Eligibility for Principal  from November 1, 2016 through April 1, 2017:

Johnson Chacko, Nicholas Cicarelli, Carl Cooper, Emanuel Cordero, Dr. Carmelita Graham, Reina Hernandez, Gregory Van Nest, Sandra Vazquez

 

 

 

 

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NJ EXCEL Models

All NJ EXCEL Models can meet graduate credit available 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 = $8,250.00 - not including books)
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 4 years of supervisory experience — Required instructional seminars plus minimum 300 hours of field-based experiences, projects, and internships (12-15 months tuition = $9,250.00 - 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 = $11,900.00 - 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 (6-12 months Tuition = $3,150) - if individual has passed the SSA exam then (Tuition = $2,800)
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).