Urban Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision, M.A.

Master of Arts
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About This Degree

The Master of Arts in Urban Education (with a specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision) degree program is designed for P-12 setting personnel who hold a standard certification in their profession and who desire to become principals or supervisors. This unique degree specializes in preparing school leaders to foster the success of all students through engaging in effective instructional leadership, continuous professional learning, and collaborating and communicating with all stakeholders. The NJCU setting provides opportunities to develop culturally sustaining leadership and advocacy for equity for all in the P-12 setting.

The Master of Arts in Urban Education (with a specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision) degree program is a 36 credit degree program. This flexible master’s program will provide eligibility for both Principal Certification and a Supervisor Certification.

Educational Leadership Class

This master’s degree program is a standards based program aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), and the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards at the Building Level, as well as accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for educational leadership advanced.

Unique Features

  • Prior EDLD administrative coursework up to 9 credits may be transferrable*
  • Offers 300 hour Clinical Internship
  • SLLA Prep Webinars at no additional cost
  • Course work online, with volunteer zoom check-in sessions with instructor.
  • Phase I, Supervision Courses offered in 7 week sessions.
  • Commitment to equity and social justice for culturally sustaining leadership practices
  • Students have the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty in a supportive  professional learning environment.

*coursework must be approved by the chairperson.


  • Possession of a standard teaching and/or educational services certification or equivalent
  • Three years of full-time teaching and/or educational experience under an appropriate standard certification
    Verification of current employment in P-12 setting
  • Two letters of Recommendation

Learn more about programs in Educational Leadership by attending a virtual information session .


Contact Us

For more information, please contact: J. Alexis Kim, Ph.D., akim@njcu.edu