Educational Administration and Leadership

Administration and Supervision Degree Program (Option I Sequence)

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is a program designed for candidates who aspire to school leadership positions as a supervisor, director, assistant principal, or principal. The framework for the program has been established to meet preparatory requirements as established in the New Jersey Administrative Code (6A:9-12.5) as well as the challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities inherent in educational leadership. The complete internship experience begins and is documented from the first course, and the “capstone” internship experience (EDAD-591-592) concludes the program. Candidates will complete a year-long “Capstone School Improvement/Change Project.”

Group I—Administration and Leadership (21 semester hours)
EDAD-501Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory
EDAD-507Education and the Law
EDAD-514School Finance and Fiscal Management
EDAD-521Research and Data-Based Decision Making in Schools
EDAD-591Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership (fall)
EDAD-592Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership (spring)
Group II—Supervision (6 semester hours)
EDAD-505Supervision for Improved Instruction and Learning
EDAD-511Group Process in Supervision
Group III—Curriculum and Instruction (9 semester hours)
CURR-531Curriculum Development and Design
CURR-538Curricular and Instructional Improvement
CURR-548Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners
Group IV—Foundations (3 semester hours)
EDUC-515Issues in American Schools and Society

Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.