Principal Certificate

Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership and Supervision

(Principal Certificate)

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership and Supervision is a sequence option designed for candidates who aspire to obtain school leadership positions as a director, assistant principal, or principal.

Candidates have completed a master’s degree and hold New Jersey certification as a supervisor. A second course in supervision (EDAD-511) is required of candidates who have previously taken only one course in a state-approved supervisory certification sequence. An internship experience begins with and is documented from the first course. The approximately 60–70 hours of field-based experience under the supervision of a mentor translates leadership theory into practice. 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.”

The frameworks for the program have 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.

Required Courses in the Certificate Sequence
EDAD-501Educational Leadership & Organizational Theory
EDAD-507Education and the Law
EDAD-511Group Process for Creative Change & Collaboration in Schools
EDAD-514School Finance and Fiscal Management
EDAD-521Using Research Strategies & Analysis of Data to Make Decisions in Schools
EDAD-591Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership (fall)
EDAD-592Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership (spring)

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