NJEXCEL Tuition & Fees

NJEXCEL Program Schedule

NJEXCEL cohorts begin in January and June/July. Models 1, 2 and 3 candidates typically meet for classes/Inquiry Group meetings one evening per week (5:30-8:30 PM), two Saturdays per month (9:30 AM - 3:00 PM), and occasionally some weekdays during the summer (9:00 AM-3:30 PM).  Model 4 candidates attend Inquiry Group meetings, but do not attend weekly evening or Saturday classes. The total number of number of program hours varies according to each NJEXCEL model.

NJEXCEL Tuition & Fees

Tuition for each NJEXCEL Model includes fees for E-mentors and Field Supervisors, individual accounts for on-line portfolio/assessment system (Anthology), technology training, and various instructional materials. Required textbooks, ASCD membership, required certification exam fees (SLLA, SSA), and certification fees to the NJDOE are not included in the tuition. Mentor fees for principals and supervisor mentors are additional are paid directly to the mentors by the candidates.  For Models 1, 2, and 3, an initial tuition payment of $2500 is due upon program acceptance, with the balance of tuition due and divided into subsequent, interest-free, monthly payments. For Models 4 and 5, tuition is due in full upon program acceptance. NJEXCEL reserves the right to increase tuition rates as required.  The following tuition rates are effective for January 2024 cohorts and are subject to change:

  • NJEXCEL Model 1……$9,200 (plus books, $650 I Mentor fee, ASCD membership to ASCD, SLLA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE)
  • NJEXCEL Model 2……$9,900 (plus books, $1050 I/S Mentor fees, ASCD membership to ASCD, SLLA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE)
  • NJEXCEL Model 3……$12,700 (plus books, $1400 I/S Mentor fees, ASCD membership to ASCD, SLLA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE)
  • NJEXCEL Model 4……$3,750 (plus $650 I Mentor fee, SSA fee to ETS) If candidate has taken and passed SAA exam prior to entrance, tuition is $3,400 (plus $650 I Mentor fee, SSA fee to ETS). Special rate of $3,100 offered to NJEXCEL alumni (plus $650 I Mentor fee, SSA fee to ETS, licensure fee to NJDOE).
  • NJEXCEL Model 5........$1,600 (plus $1300 Mentor fee, plus SLLA fee to ETS as applicable, licensure fee to NJDOE)  


NJEXCEL instructional seminars and special activities are offered through a combination of remote/virtual and in-person/on-site learning.  Remote/virtual sessions are faciltated through Zoom/Meet and and on-site, in-person sessions may be held at one or more of the following locations: NJPSAFEA Conference Center in Middlesex County (Headquarters - Central Site), Parsippany-Troy Hills School District in Morris County (Northern Site), or Black Horse Pike Regional School District in Camden County (Southern Site).  

School District Sponsorship and Commitment

NJEXCEL requires school district sponsorship and commitment to ensure cooperation and support on the part of the district to provide sufficient time and opportunities for the candidate’s successful completion of the program, which includes:

  1. reasonable accommodations to support participation in the Internship, intra-/inter-district visitations, and other required program activities;
  2. endorsement and support for job-embedded experiences and school-based projects within the candidate’s district/assigned school(s);
  3. use of facilities and technologies for meetings and on-line collaborative activities if needed; and
  4. reimbursement for program tuition/activities in accordance with district policies and bargaining agreements

NJEXCEL Admissions Process

If you are interested in applying for the NJEXCEL program, please complete the no-cost, no-obligation, NJEXCEL on-line application.  

Detailed information about the Admissions and Selection Process is available in the "Apply to NJEXCEL" section.