Presentation on theme: "Foundation For Educational Administration (FEA) July 2013 Cohorts"— Presentation transcript:
1 Foundation For Educational Administration (FEA) July 2013 Cohorts Welcome to NJ-EXCEL A Non-traditional School Leader Certification ProgramFoundation For Educational Administration (FEA)July 2013 Cohorts
2 Organizational Background Offered since 2003 by the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA); the non-profit affilliate of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA)NJPSA is the professional organization that represents more than 8,000 school administrators and supervisors across New Jersey.
3 Who Will Lead Our Schools ? New Jersey is in need of courageous, informed and dedicated educational leaders more than ever before.Expectations are greater than ever before for school leaders who must establish and maintain school cultures conducive to teaching and learning, improve instructional and school practices, and produce gains in student achievement.New Jersey MUST increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of the school leader candidate pool.
4 Admissions and Application Process Admissions CriteriaApplicant credentials, interviews, portfolio/work samples, and writing samples are assessed using an Applicant Selection Rubric designed to ensure:Consistency and fairness in the admissions processSelection of applicants who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the NJ-EXCEL Program requirements and become effective school leaders.To view the Applicant Selection Rubric:Download from
5 Admissions and Application Process Applicant Selection and NotificationDepending upon qualfications, applicants will be notified in writing of their program status at least days before the start date of the cohort or earlier.Status will be in one of the following categories:(1) Accepted(2) Accepted/Waiting List(admitted if space becomes available or automatically accepted for next scheduled cohort)(3) Not Accepted .
6 NJ-EXCEL Certifications NJ Supervisor CertificateNJ Director for School Counseling Services Certificate(For counselors with at least three-years of counseling experience)NJ Certificate of Eligibility for PrincipalNJ Certificate of Eligibility for School Administrator (Model 4 Candidates for Superintendent)
7 NJ-EXCEL ModelsMODEL 1: Candidates who have been supervisors for more than 4 yearsMODEL 2: Candidates who have supervisory certification, but less than 5 years experience as a supervisor under NJ certification.MODEL 3: Teachers and educational specialists with at least 4 years full-time teaching experience
8 Standards-based Curriculum NJ-EXCEL:Standards-based CurriculumAligned with:State and national standards for school leadersNJ Professional Standards for School LeadersInterstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC )Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA)Focused on four interrelated areas of school leadership development and performance:Organizational LeadershipCommunity LeadershipInstructional LeadershipStrategic Management
9 NJ-EXCEL: Program Design Professional Learning CommunityCollaboration, Networking, and SupportCohort ModelInquiry GroupsMultiple MentorsField-Based ExperiencesProject Based LearningInstructional Support System
10 NJ-EXCEL: Program Schedule Generally one evening per week (5:30-8:30 PM)Central Site – Monday evenings; North Site – Tuesday evenings;South Site – Wednesday evenings (subject to schedule changes)Average one/tw0 Saturday sessions per month(9:30 AM-3 PM)Summer InstitutesJuly and/or AugustDaytime or Evening SessionsCandidates May Customize Their Schedules Individually to Fit Their Needs
11 NJ-EXCEL: Curriculum and Instruction Field Based ExperiencesJob-embedded learning experiences: projects; data collection; and other activities within or outside the candidate’s school or districtProject based learning experiences:Action Research Project (All Models)Job-Embedded Project (All Models)School-Based Internship Project (All Models)Supervisory Project (Models #2 and #3 only)
12 NJ-EXCEL: Field Based Experiences School-Based InternshipPrincipal Mentor90 on site hours + project (All Models)Supervisory InternshipSupervisor Mentor(s) (Models 2 & 3)30 on-site hours (Model 3 Only)60 hour project (Model 2 & 3)School Administrator InternshipSuperintendent Mentor150 on site hours (Model 4 Only)
14 NJ-EXCEL: Performance-Based Assessment System No traditional tests(All candidates must take and pass the SLLA for principal certification eligibility. Only Model 4 candidates must pass the SSA for school administrator certification eligibility)Performance based assessments aligned with State standards for school leadersMultiple performance based assessments by multiple assessors
15 NJ-EXCEL Special Sessions SLLA & SSA Prep SessionsScheduled before each test administrationTest process, practice tests, test-taking tipsNo additional cost for these prep sessionsMarketing Yourself SessionsPreparing your resume for school leadership positionsInterviewing techniquesFollow-up individual mock InterviewsContract negotiationsNo additional cost for these sessions
16 Upon Completion of NJ-EXCEL… Candidates are eligible to receive graduate credits (depending on program model) through Thomas Edison State College. Credits are awarded periodically throughout the program.NOVA Southeastern University will grant 9.0 graduate credits from NJ-EXCEL to apply to their doctoral studies program.FEA processes all applications for certificationto the NJDOE (approximate 4 week turnaround time).Candidates are well prepared for the State-required 2-year Residency for Standard Principal Certification when appointed to school leader positions through FEA’s State approved NJ-Leaders to Leaders Program (NJ L2L) .
17 NJ-EXCEL TUITION and FEES Model #1 $7, (Tuition)*Plus $ I-Mentor Stipend*Plus $ Book Fees (Approximate Cost)Model #2 $7, (Tuition)*Plus $ I-Mentor Stipend*Plus $ S-Mentor Project StipendModel #3 $9, (Tuition)*Plus $ I-Mentor Stipend*Plus $ S-Mentor Internship Stipend*Plus $ Book Fees (Approximate Cost)*All mentor stipends are paid directly to the mentors by the candidates.NOTE: Candidates who pay all tuition/book fees in full by June 14, 2013 are entitled to a 5% discount on tuition only. The discount does not apply to books or various mentor stipends.Tuition includes all fees except books and mentor stipends.Tuition also includes Aspiring NJPSA Membership Status withmultiple benefits and discounts.
18 NJ-EXCEL SitesNorthern NJ Parsippany-Troy Hills School District Offices 292 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ (Morris County) Ms. Barbara Tedesco, Site Coordinator Central NJ NJPSA/FEA 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ (Middlesex County) Mr. Frank W. Palatucci, Jr. – Director Dr. Jeffrey Graber – Associate Director Dr. Joseph Poedubicky – Coordinator Southern NJ Highland Regional High School 450 Erial Road, Blackwood, NJ (Camden County) Black Horse Pike Regional School District Dr. Brian Repici, Site Coordinator