Are you a teacher seeking to
attain teacher leader certification?

NJTLC is currently accepting applications for the September 2023 cohort. Interested candidates can complete the application process online. Deadline for application submission is June 30, 2023.

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What is NJTLC?

The New Jersey Teacher Leader Certification (NJTLC) Program is a State-approved program leading to the new Teacher Leader Endorsement from the NJ Department of Education.


Individual Candidate Admissions and Partnerships with Districts and Schools.

10-Month Program

The NJTLC runs from September - June.


The tuition rate for Year 3 (September 2022) is $5800.

Graduate Credit Available

Candidates can gain graduate credit when completing NJTLC.

Expert Practitioners

NJTLC offers instruction from expert practitioners as instructors/mentors.

Earn Advanced Credit

NJTLC candidates receive advanced credit toward the NJEXCEL program.

Why Enroll in NJTLC?

NJTLC prepares educators as teacher leaders within their profession, districts and schools by providing highly qualified teachers with the leadership knowledge, skills, competencies and opportunities to:

Significantly impact the continuous improvement of schools, teaching, and student learning

Advance their roles, status and professional and educational influence in their school communities.

Collaborative Support

Coach and enhance the skills and practices of their colleagues resulting in increased teacher job satisfaction and retention, and the continuous improvement of teacher performance, instructional practices and student achievement.

Tap Unrealized Potential

Spark an interest in school leadership positions that did not previously exist leading to educational leadership certifications and roles based on personal and professional goals of the NJTLC candidates.

Are YOU Looking To:

Advance your role, status and influence in your school community?

Support & Coach

Support, coach and enhance the skills and practices of your colleagues resulting in increased teacher job satisfaction?


Enhance the continuous enrichment of teacher performance and instructional practices?

Make An Impact

Make a real impact on school effectiveness and improving student achievement?