Thomas Edison State College


(Certificate of Eligibility – 0299 CE)

Please note that this form is for use by students who have completed the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEdL) program at Thomas Edison State College and who seek New Jersey Administrative Certification (Certificate of Eligibility) with the endorsement of Principal.

To apply for this certificate directly through Thomas Edison State College, please complete this online form and send to us the following documents:

A copy of a valid provisional or standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state instructional or educational services certificate.

Signed documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful full time teaching or educational services experience under a valid provisional or standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state certificate. Such documentation includes an original letter from a school official (Principal, Assistant Principal, Human Resources Director) that includes information about full or part-time status, specific assignment and position(s) held, and dates of employment.

Score report indicating a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (administered by the Educational Testing Service, SLLA, #11010). Scores must be reported to both the New Jersey Department of Education (R7666) and to Thomas Edison State College (2825). Only official score reports sent directly from ETS are accepted for certification.

Signed documentation evidencing completion of a 300 hour internship in educational leadership. For most students, this will be a copy of the Practicum log completed during EDL 700, Field-Based Practicum.

Completion of the NJDOE Oath of Allegiance and Verification of Accuracy Form available at:

Evidence of completion of the Thomas Edison State College professional development module series: “Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Prevention”.

Please send all documents together to the attention of:

Thomas Edison State College
Attn: Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
101 W. State St.
Trenton , NJ 08608-1101

Fax: 609-984-0740

Receipt of your application and supporting materials will be acknowledged. We will obtain a copy of your Thomas Edison State College official transcript on your behalf. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact us at

Though you may complete this application at any time, please note that processing of your application will begin once you have officially graduated from the MAEdL program. "Please note that the graduation process is separate from the certification process, and you must officially graduate from your program in order to receive your certification. Information regarding graduation is available at" We are unable to certify your application until your degree has been conferred. We will review your materials and certify your eligibility for applicable endorsements directly to the New Jersey Department of Education on your behalf. No further action on your part will be necessary. Should any questions arise, we will be in contact with you directly.

Application processing time typically takes between six and eight weeks. Certificates will be issued directly to you by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Applications received after the deadlines noted below will be processed after the next scheduled deadline. You must apply for certification within one year of your graduation date; we will not be able to process applications on your behalf after this time period has elapsed.

Deadlines for application submission:

January 15
April 15
July 15
October 15

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