Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership

Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership

This concentration provides the opportunity to prepare for positions as Supervisor, Vice Principal and Principal. This concentration leads to New Jersey State Supervisor of Instruction and/or Principal certification. Certification requires 3 years of teaching experience with a New Jersey teaching certificate. Principal and Vice Principal requires 5 years. 

Foundational Courses
GE-500Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
GE-502Psychological Foundations of Learning3
GE-505Directed Research in Education3
Required Courses
GE-510Principles of Curriculum Development3
GE-511Principles and Problems of School Administration3
GE-512Assessment of Student Ability and Achievement3
GE-513Fundamentals of Elementary and Secondary Supervision3
GE-514School Finance3
GE-516School Law3
GE-528Internship in Administration and Supervision I 13
GE-529Internship in Administration and Supervision II 13
GE-555Computers in Curriculum Design and Evaluation3
or GE-570 Foundations of Reading Curriculum
Total Credits36

 1    An internship of 150 hours is required for Administrator Certification, 300 hours for Principal, and 450 hours for Chief School Administrator.

Master of Arts in Education: Reading

The concentration in reading, designed for qualified teachers who desire in-depth training as specialists in the Reading field, affords opportunities to investigate and apply the full range of reading approaches. The concentration in Reading qualifies graduates for New Jersey State Certificates as Teacher of Reading, Reading Specialist, and with specific approved electives, Supervisor.

Foundation Courses
GE-500Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
GE-502Psychological Foundations of Learning3
GE-505Directed Research in Education3
Required Courses
GE-512Assessment of Student Ability and Achievement3
GE-570Foundations of Reading Curriculum3
GE-571Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Learning Disabilities3
GE-574Diagnosis of Children with Reading Problems3
GE-576Remediation of Children with Reading Problems3
GE-578Supervision of Reading Programs3
GE-579Supervised Practicum in Reading3
Approved Electives6
Total Credits36

Master of Arts in Education: Teaching

The concentration in Teaching is designed for liberal arts graduates who desire to make a career change to enter the field of teaching. Teachers in service both in private and public schools who lack full certification may also complete certification. Candidates who complete this concentration and pass the appropriate Praxis Examination(s) may qualify for state certification in one of the following areas: Elementary Education, Art, English, Business, Music, Social Studies, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Biological Science, and Physical Science. Candidates who wish to pursue Spanish, French, or Italian Language certification must complete additional requirements listed on the NJDOE web site. Middle School Subject Area (referred to as Elementary with Specialization) is available in a variety of subjects.

Foundation Courses
GE-500Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
GE-502Psychological Foundations of Learning3
GE-505Directed Research in Education3
Required Courses
GE-510Principles of Curriculum Development3
GE-512Assessment of Student Ability and Achievement3
GE-540Fundamentals of Methodology3
GE-555Computers in Curriculum Design and Evaluation3
GE-570Foundations of Reading Curriculum3
GE-547Student Teaching (or 9 credits of additional electives if not required) 18
Approved Electives3
Total Credits35

1     Students with Teaching Certification or 3 years of full-time permanent teaching are exempt from student teaching and must take 3 elective courses to complete their degree.