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