In September 2015, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill creating the Teacher Leader Endorsement, which is an additional credential attached to a standard instructional certificate. The State Board of Education is in the process of approving regulations for this new endorsement. A major component of the legislation is that programs of study for this license can be run by educational organizations outside of traditional colleges and universities.

Pending approval by the New Jersey Department of Education, NJEA intends to open the NJEA Teacher Leader Academy in the fall of 2019. The academy will prepare teachers to earn the Teacher Leader Endorsement. It is anticipated that the program can be completed in one academic year. Come and learn about the endorsement and NJEA’s Teacher Leader Academy in a small-group setting where all of your questions can be answered. You can sign up for a session near you using the Eventbrite links below. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so sign up now!


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