NJEXCEL Tuition & Fees

NJEXCEL Program Schedule

NJEXCEL cohorts begin in January and June/July and typically meet one evening per week (3 hours - 5:30-8:30 PM), two Saturdays per month (5 hours - 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM), and also some weekdays during the summer (6 hours - 9:00 AM-3:30 PM). The total number of number of program hours varies according to each NJEXCEL model.

NJEXCEL Tuition & Fees

Tuition for each NJEXCEL Model includes fees for E-mentors and Field Supervisors, individual accounts for on-line portfolio/assessment system (Anthology), technology training, and various instructional materials. Required textbooks, ASCD membership, required certification exam fees (SLLA, SSA), and certification fees to the NJDOE are not included in the tuition. Mentor fees for principals and supervisor mentors are additional are paid directly to the mentors by the candidates.  The NJEXCEL tuition plan requires an initial payment of $2500 due within 10 days of program acceptance, with the balance of tuition divided into subsequent, interest-free, monthly payments.  NJEXCEL reserves the right to increase tuition rates as required.  The following tuition rates are effective for January 2023 cohorts:

  • NJEXCEL Model 1……$8,800 (plus books, $650 I Mentor fee, ASCD membership to ASCD, SLLA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE)
  • NJEXCEL Model 2……$9,500 (plus books, $1050 I/S Mentor fees, ASCD membership to ASCD, SLLA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE)
  • NJEXCEL Model 3……$12,200 (plus books, $1400 I/S Mentor fees, ASCD membership to ASCD, SLLA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE)
  • NJEXCEL Model 4……$3,600 (plus $650 I Mentor fee, SSA fee to ETS) If candidate has taken and passed SAA exam prior to entrance, tuition is $3,250 (plus $650 I Mentor fee, SSA fee to ETS). Special rate of $2,950 offered to NJEXCEL alumni (plus $650 I Mentor fee, SSA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE).
  • NJEXCEL Model 5........$1,500 (plus $1300 Mentor fee, plus SLLA fee to ETS as applicable, licensure fee to NJDOE)  


NJEXCEL instructional seminars and special activities are offered at the FEA/NJPSA training facility in Monroe Township, NJ (Headquarters - Central Site), Parsippany-Troy Hills School District Offices, Parsippany, NJ (Northern Site), and Timber Creek Regional High School, Erial, NJ (Southern Site).  *Please note:  NJEXCEL instruction is offered through an online virtual learning platform until at least June 2023.  

School District Sponsorship and Commitment

NJEXCEL requires school district sponsorship and commitment to ensure cooperation and support on the part of the district to provide sufficient time and opportunities for the candidate’s successful completion of the program, which includes:

  1. reasonable accommodations to support participation in the Internship, intra-/inter-district visitations, and other required program activities;
  2. endorsement and support for job-embedded experiences and school-based projects within the candidate’s district/assigned school(s);
  3. use of facilities and technologies for meetings and on-line collaborative activities if needed; and
  4. reimbursement for program tuition/activities in accordance with district policies and bargaining agreements

NJEXCEL Admissions Process

If you are interested in applying for the NJEXCEL program, please complete the no-cost, no-obligation, NJEXCEL on-line application.  

Detailed information about the Admissions and Selection Process is available in the "Apply to NJEXCEL" section.