Supervisory Certificate Program


Program Description:

This certificate authorizes the holder to be employed as a supervisor of instruction and athletic director (for those who do not hold a principal’s certificate) as well as an assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum and/or instruction in public schools.

Supervisory Program (SUPV) Coordinator:
Dr. Anthony Bundy
Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4021
Phone: 973-720-3974

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: School Supervisor, CERT

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Admission Requirements:

  • To be eligible for the supervisory certificate at WPUNJ you must have:
  • a standard New Jersey instructional license or its equivalent
  • a least three years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience by program completion
  • 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 certificate program prior to completing 12 credits in order for WPU to recommend you to the state for the certificate.
  • Required 12 credits as outlined below.
  • At least three years of successful, fulltime 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. Experience completed in a New Jersey public school must be completed under the appropriate certificate.
  • Copy of a standard NJ instructional or educational services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent must be on file.
  • A master’s or higher degree is required from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts documenting the master’s degree conferral must be submitted. All credits/degree(s) must appear on a regionally accredited 4-year college/university transcript.

Note: 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 6040 and 6090. However, you must apply to the NJ State Department of Education for supervisory certificate directly and have your credentials evaluated independently of William Paterson University. A state evaluator will determine suitable coursework for this certificate. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for the appropriate application for a non-degree student and fill out the application.

*Students who have completed the elective courses above prior to or during the summer of 2016 will be grandfathered with the understanding that those courses will count towards the future completion of the Supervisor Certificate program or completion of a M.Ed. program that included two NJDOE approved supervisory certificate courses.

Completion of all supervisory coursework must be within the university’s six year time limit to program completion including all time on official or unofficial leave.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: School Supervisor, CERT

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For any questions or concerns regarding the above please contact Dr. Anthony Bundy by e-mail at or by phone at 973-720-3974.