Educational Leadership (MEd)

Educational Leadership (MEd)

Master of Education in Educational Leadership


Application Deadline:

June 1

Non-degree status not available

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale. Applicants who have a graduate degree from an accredited university must have a GPA of no less than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Standard New Jersey instructional or educational services certificate, or its out-of-state equivalent.
  • Minimum verbal score of 150 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).*
    • GRE/MAT admission testing requirement for applicants holding a master's degree and GPA of 3.5 or higher is waived.
  • At least five 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.
  • Applicants with fewer than five but at least three years of successful educational experiences may be considered for admission contingent upon materials submitted in their portfolio that would strongly support their leadership potential. The five-year experience requirement should be met by program completion.
  • Two professional letters of reference, at least one from your school principal, who will serve as your mentor for your administrative internship.
  • Personal interview is required. A portfolio is required for the interview and must include the following:
    • Resume and copy of all teaching certifications.
    • One-page statement on why you would like to be in the program and what your career aspirations are in the next few years after completing the program. A copy of this essay should also be sent to the Graduate Admissions office.
    • One recommendation letter from your principal and one from another professional in a leadership position.
    • One or two artifacts that show your teaching competency.
    • One or two artifacts that support your leadership experiences either on the job or in your community.