Graduate Programs for School Leaders

Administration and Supervision Degree Programs

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.

Teacher Leadership

This degree program is designed for students who wish to develop their instructional leadership capacities in educational settings. The program is designed to be developmental and experiential in nature, fostering ethical behavior and the improvement of the profession.

Principal Certificate

The Principal Certificate is a sequence option designed for candidates who aspire to school leadership positions as a director, assistant principal, or principal. Candidates have completed a Master degree and hold New Jersey certification as supervisor.

Supervisor of Instruction Certificate

This program is designed for experienced and fully certified teachers to gain the necessary skills and professional knowledge to become supervisors in a New Jersey school district. Prospective students must have a Standard New Jersey teacher’s certificate, three years of approved full-time teaching experience, and a Master degree from an accredited college or university to be admitted into the program.

Graduate Programs for Organizational Leaders

Rider’s flexible and convenient graduate masters or certificate programs in organizational leadership for aspiring leaders and busy professionals are available online, on-campus or in hybrid formats. Develop leadership skills that allow you to produce effective communication with employees, understand and use financial data, and make ethical and legal decisions in your industry.  Professional tracks available in:

  • Counseling-Related Services
  • Developing People & Organizations | Available fully online
  • Higher Education
  • Life and Career Coaching