Program overview

The principal endorsement 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.

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Program requirements

Candidates have completed a master’s degree and hold New Jersey certification as a supervisor. A second course in leadership is required of candidates who have previously taken only one course in a state-approved supervisory certification sequence. Candidates will complete a year-long (300 hours) internship along with a “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.


Judith Stegmaier-Nappi

Associate Professor

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

jstegmaiern [at]


Academic Focus: Educational Leadership

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