Supervisory Endorsement Program Overview

This endorsement is required for supervisors of instruction who do not hold a standard school administrator endorsement. The supervisor shall be defined as any school officer who is charged with authority and responsibility for the continuing direction and guidance of the work of the instructional personnel. This endorsement also authorizes appointment as an "assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum and/or instruction."

Check Teacher Endorsement and fill in Supervisor on the application.

Supervisory Endorsement Program Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Bundy
Phone: x3974

Educational Leadership Program Director: Dr. Kevin J. Walsh
Phone: x3136

Admission Requirements
To apply for the supervisory endorsement at WPUNJ you must have:
  • A standard New Jersey instructional license or its equivalent
  • At least three years of successful, fulltime teaching or educational services experience
  • Completed a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
Program Completion Requirements
  • If any of your coursework is completed post masters, you must be matriculated in the SUPV endorsement program prior to completing 12 credits in order for WPU to process your endorsement application.
  • 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.Program Completion Requirements
  • Copy of a standard NJ instructional or educational services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent.
  • Original transcript reflecting master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Note: If you have earned a Master's Degree from another college or university, you may apply for our 12-credit supervisory endorsement program. See the programs page for further information.

If you have a Master's Degree from another college or university and need only 3 or fewer courses for supervisory endorsement, you may enroll as a non-degree student and take up to 9 credits including EDLP 604 and 609. You must apply to the NJ State Department of Education for supervisory endorsement and have your credentials evaluated independently of WPUNJ. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the appropriate application for a non-degree student, or fill out an application on line.

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REQUIRED COURSES - You must also complete the following two graduate courses offered through the Department of Educational Leadership and two elective courses. Click here for a program description and overview.

EDLP 6040 Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice 3
EDLP 6090 Supervision and Evaluation: Performance Appraisal (former title prior to Fall 2006 accepted) 3
Electives 3
Electives 3

Students who graduated on or after May 1999 from WPU with an M. Ed. in Reading or Education (concentrations: Bilingual/ESL, Early Childhood, Language Arts, Learning Technologies, Reading, School Library Media, Social Studies or Teaching Children Math) may now take the six additional credits in EDLP for certification as long as they completed the courses listed for that program. CLICK HERE for the special supervisory 6 credit endorsment program option for WP graduates.