Educational Leadership (MEd)

Degree Offered: Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning

Campus Location

1600 Valley Road Building

Application Deadline:

June 1 (Summer admission only)

Program Description:

The MEd in educational leadership program, designed for teachers who aspire to leadership positions in schools, values democratic collaboration, diversity, equity, theory, critical inquiry, reflective practice, continuous improvement, student success, and ethical practice. The program strikes a balance between the competing tensions of management and leadership. Courses focus on the development of skills that enable aspiring principals to understand how to manage schools successfully. At the conclusion of their studies, graduates embrace shared leadership, diversity, equity, reflective inquiry, and ethical values that support relationships in caring, nurturing learning environments for all students. They also bring meaning, value, and focus to their school communities, leading them far beyond the ordinary.

This University graduate program prepares degree candidates to both lead and manage schools successfully. This is a two-year, 39-credit program. The course of study for the MEd in educational leadership incorporates:

Successful candidates receive a master of education degree and a supervisory endorsement. Upon completing the program and passing the Praxis in educational leadership, candidates are eligible for principal licensure by the New Jersey Department of Education. This two-year cohort model program is intended for candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree and will have completed five years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience by program completion.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

Program Requirements:

Alternate 30-Credit Principal Licensure Program

Successful candidates will receive a New Jersey certificate of eligibility for principal. This two-year cohort program is intended for candidates who have:

The admission and completion requirements listed above apply to this program.

Successful candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits for completion. The (*) courses below are not required for this program. Candidates who complete this program receive the certificate of eligibility for principal licensure once they pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) exam.

Alternate 21-Credit Principal Licensure Program

Successful candidates will receive a New Jersey certificate of eligibility for principal. This one-year cohort model program is intended for candidates who have:

Applicants who have an earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and who have successfully completed five or more years as a supervisor may apply for the 21-credit, one-year principal licensure program.

The admission and completion requirements listed above apply to this program. Successful candidates must complete a minimum of 21 credits for completion: EDLP 6010, 6040, 6050, 6060, 6100, 6110, 6140 and a one-day seminar in the collaborative action research process. Candidates must have also successfully completed five or more years of experience as a supervisor at the time of completing this program. Candidates who complete this program receive the certificate of eligibility for principal licensure once they pass the SLLA exam.

Required Common Courses39 credits
EDLP 6010 Leadership in Learning Communities: From Theory to Practice 3
EDLP 6030 Educational Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Design 3
EDLP 6040 Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice 3
EDLP 6180* Curriculum Design: Developing, Writing, and Implementing Curriculum in the Classroom 3
EDLP 6050 Understanding Group Process and the Psychology of Organizations 3
EDLP 6060 The Principalship: The Person and the Profession 3
EDPL 6080* Clinical Projects in Educational Leadership 3
EDLP 6090 Supervision and Evaluation: Performance Appraisal 3
EDLP 6100 School Management Functions: Finance, Structures, Resources 3
EDLP 6110 Problems in Practice: Legal and School-Centered Issues 3
EDLP 6120* Supervision and Evaluation of Support Staff and Educational Programs 3
EDLP 6130 Field Experiences I 3
EDLP 6140 Field Experiences II 3

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