Graduate Programs

The Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling strives to provide quality programs with personal attention through our faculty and through national accreditations for our programs. Our full-time faculty, all of whom have doctoral degrees, teach the majority of our courses. Classes are scheduled to enable those who work full-time to complete their programs. Class sizes are moderate to small, and all degree programs have internships.

The department offers Educational Specialist degrees, Master’s degrees, and certifications and endorsements in a variety of areas. You may also apply to be a special student if you are enrolled in graduate programs elsewhere. If you are seeking course work for professional development, please refer to N.J.A.C. 13:34-11.2 (pdf) for important certification information.


  • Educational Specialist
  • Counseling
  • Educational Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Reading & Language Arts Specialists
  • Special Education Programs
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Graduate Level Teacher Preparation with Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Teacher Leadership


  • Graduate Level Teacher Certification
  • Business & Marketing Teacher
  • School Counselor Certificate Program
  • Director of Counseling Services
  • Educational Specialist (School Psychologist) in School Psychology
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision
  • Educational Administration
  • STEM Education

Endorsements to Existing Certificates

  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Program
  • Pre-K through 3rd Grade Certification
  • Teacher-Coordinator of Cooperative Vocational - Technical Education Programs

Professional Development (Non-Degree)

  • Communication and Change
  • Developing People and Organizations
  • Educational Specialists
  • Professional Counselor Development
  • Professional Counselor Licensure Series
  • Teacher Leadership

Certificates in Core Curriculum/Common Core Standards Courses (15 semester hours)
Completion of Courses in any of the following Core Curriculum Content Areas:

  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English as a Second Language Education
  • Inclusive Practice in Education
  • Gifted Education
  • Music, Art, Dance, Theater Education