This program is designed for teachers with at least five years of successful teaching experience who hold a valid master’s degree in an educational field and are ready to take the next step to lead New Jersey’s public schools as highly qualified principals. Each cohort has a maximum enrollment of 20 students.
Professors teaching in the program are former principals, assistant superintendents, and/or superintendents. This fast-track program features an extended internship over two semesters leading to New Jersey Department of Education certification as a principal and supervisor. The program provides a practical, problem-based curriculum with a strong theoretical base in teaching and learning, assessment, organizational culture, and change.
The program begins in July and ends the following June, using a blended course format. Students attend a few classes in the evening, work online during the summer sessions, and attend class one full Saturday a month during the fall and spring semesters.
In addition to the general requirements for admission, a candidate entering the program will be required to:
Summer II: July-August
Educational Admin. Leadership I—Organizational Leadership
Principles of Supervision and Human Resource Management
School Law and Finance
Summer: I May-June
Innovations in Curriculum and Educational Leadership
At the completion of the Summer I term, candidates must provide evidence of passing the School Leaders Licensure Assessment as defined and required in N.J.A.C. 6A:9-12.3(b).
*View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.
Further information and an application pack may be obtained by calling the Educational Leadership Department at 201-200-3400 or emailing the program director, Dr. Catherine Rogers. Questions about application procedures should be addressed to Dr. Allan Futernick, Director of Graduate Admissions, 201-200-2265.