The Supervisor Certificate (endorsement) is required in the state of New Jersey for all supervisors of instruction and athletic directors who do not hold a standards principal’s endorsement.  A supervisor is defined as any school officer who is charged with authority and responsibility for the continuing direction and guidance of the work of instructional personnel.  The endorsement also authorizes appointment as an assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum and/or instruction (paraphrased from the NJDOE site).  Students who enroll in this program would be seeking to advance in their current role to become effective leaders in New Jersey (or elsewhere) K-12 schools.

Courses will include:

  • Supervision of Instruction (3 credits) 
  • Curriculum Design and Development for Instructional Leaders (3 credits)
  • Leadership Dynamics (3 credits)
  • Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3 credits)

The Learning Outcomes for the program include:

  • Students will learn the general principles of instructional staff supervision for grades PK-12.
  • Students will create, evaluate, and develop curriculum tools.
  • Students will explore how to supervise instructional staff and the development of curricula.