New Jersey Department of Education

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Certification & Induction

I am applying for administrative certification: Supervisor Standard Certificate

Step 1. Certification Requirements (Please Read)

Certification Requirements

Master's Degree - A master's or higher degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university.


A standard NJ instructional or educational services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent is required. A copy of this certificate must be presented.

Three Years of Experience

At least three years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience is required. An original letter from a school official (principal or assistant principal or human services director), on the school's official letterhead, must be submitted. Included should be dates of employment and the positions held during those specific dates. Experience completed in a New Jersey public school must be completed under the appropriate certificate.

Required Graduate Study

Applicants must have earned 12 semester-hour graduate credits in the following required areas:
  • Three graduate credits in general principles of staff supervision for grades K-12.
  • Three graduate credits in general principles of curriculum development grades K-12.
  • Three graduate elective credits in curriculum development.
  • Three graduate elective credits in staff supervision AND/OR curriculum development.
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Step 2. Apply Online

Apply Online

Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at

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Step 3. Applicant Checklist

Applicant Checklist

After applying online, please submit ALL necessary documentation together IN A SINGLE PACKET to the NJ DOE in order to complete your application. Please submit the following documents: official sealed transcripts,  out-of-state teaching certificate (if applicable) and letter of teaching or educational services experience.

Please click the link below for specific certification requirements.

Please click the link below to apply online.