TCNJ graduate programs serve a diversity of students and their many interests. We offer more than 20 master’s degrees, as well as non-degree certificates at post-bachelor’s and post-master’s levels. Stressing critical thinking, intellectual integrity, and professional collaboration, our programs ensure the best possible preparation for your career goals.
Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Obtain eligibility for certification in PreK-3 and K-6 teaching by developing the skills and knowledge to become a highly effective teacher who inspires young learners and shapes the community around them. This one-year, post-baccalaureate program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field and are seeking a career change into teaching.
School principals and leaders must understand and successfully confront the multiple educational challenges posed by twenty-first century conditions and contexts. Our fully accredited programs for certification are designed for college graduates who are already working in an education setting. Graduates are actively recruited across the state and the nation.
Educational Leadership – Instruction
Focus on current and emerging instructional practices, as well as classroom-based research. Offered in partnership with the Regional Training Center (RTC), the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instruction is specifically designed to meet the needs of licensed educators through opportunities at multiple sites in New Jersey and online.
Counselors empower people and communities to optimize wellness and reach their goals. Our nationally accredited master’s degree programs in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, or marriage, couple, and family counseling and therapy prepare clinicians to work with diverse populations in many settings.
Literacy & Reading Specialization
Enhance your literacy instruction with a specialized repertoire of skills and strategies. Our fully accredited certification programs equip highly effective teachers in the areas of reading comprehension, writing strategies, and differentiating literacy instruction for all learners. Programs are for candidates who already possess an initial teaching license.
Prepare to teach students with a diversity of learning needs by developing the skills and knowledge of a highly effective teacher. Our fully accredited certification programs place emphasis on differentiated instruction, curriculum modifications, positive behavior supports, collaboration, assistive technology, and literacy instruction.
Teacher of Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment
Interact with blind and visually impaired children and adults to developing the skills needed to become a certified teacher. Our fully accredited programs focus on critical areas of Braille literacy, assistive technology, collaboration and teaming, and the specialized strategies that enable students to function independently in general education classrooms.
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Build the right foundation to work with learners from diverse linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. Our fully accredited programs emphasize language, literacy, and applied linguistics, second-language teaching approaches, as well as hands-on preparation for teaching at different levels. Careers could include teacher, researcher, or curriculum developer.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Integrative STEM
This program offers an intellectually stimulating course of graduate study which provides in-service teachers with a command of current, integrative, design-centric teaching and learning methods applicable across PK-12 grade levels.