MA in Educational Leadership -Traditional and Fast Track
Coordinator: Eunice Grippaldi
Office: University Hall, Room 3194
Phone Number: (973) 655-7718
Graduate students have several options for format, time, duration and place in order to complete the specific requirements for the MA in Educational Leadership.
Our fast track option allows students to earn the full master’s degree with both principal and supervisor certifications in 14 months while working full-time. Each cohort runs on a summer to summer time schedule. Classes are offered on select weekends and evenings in both online and hybrid formats. The program’s structure enables working professionals the flexibility of an intensive, yet manageable course of study in an accelerated fashion.
Individuals interested in a more traditional pace of study may pursue the master’s degree through the flexible option, where they can select and schedule their courses each semester from a variety of formats: weekend, online, face2face and hybrid. Students choose their courses, schedules and formats in the way that works best for them each semester as they work toward the completion of the master’s degree.
Students who live a distance from our campus and wish to be part of the Montclair experience can take advantage of our off-site opportunities for the master’s degree and/or certifications. These courses are offered in the various regions of the state and bring our faculty expertise and student choice of formats directly to a school district.
All applicants must possess a Standard New Jersey Teaching or Educational Services Certificate or an out-of-state (ie. NY, PA) Standard Teaching Certificate or Educational Services Certificate and a minimum of 3 years teaching or Educational Service experience.
Graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership seeking to be supervisors, principals, directors, and school superintendents will participate in courses and field experiences:
- To help develop and/or support a personal philosophy of education and social consciousness consistent with related theories of learning and human development.
- To develop characteristics required for effective leadership in education.
- To analyze educational organizations and plan programs and strategies for increasing organizational effectiveness.
- To develop techniques to facilitate interpersonal and group problem-solving and decision-making.
- To develop skills in managing change and conflict in educational endeavors.
- To interpret research findings and design and implement research techniques for their organizational needs.
Educational Leadership - Master's and Certification Programs Brochure
MA in Educational Leadership Brochure
The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2012. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.
|Leadership and Knowledge|
|ELAD 510||Effective Leadership in a Diverse Society||3|
|ELAD 521||Education Law||3|
|ELAD 622||School Finance||3|
|ELAD 690||School and Community Relations||3|
|ELAD 540||Differentiated Supervision||3|
|ELAD 543||Leadership and the Learning Organization||3|
|Curriculum and Development|
|ELAD 635||Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment||3|
|ELAD 680||Leading Curriculum Change for Student Achievement||3|
|Core Academic and Internship|
|ELRS 504||Action Research||3|
|ELAD 615||Internship in School Leadership||3|
|Electives: All elective courses are taken with advisor approval|
|ELAD 527||School District, State, and Federal Planning/Policymaking||3|
|ELAD 545||Leadership Skills in Communication||3|
|EDFD 578||Testing and Evaluation||3|
|ELAD 610||Fieldwork in District Leadership (150 hours for Superintendency)||3|
|ELAD 611||Ethical Leadership and Decision Making||3|
|ELAD 612||Theories and Strategies in Educational Administration||3|
|ELAD 624||School Plant Maintenance and Operations||3|
|ELAD 629||Accounting, Auditing and Reporting School Systems||3|
|ELAD 643||Staff, Personnel Administration and Supervision||3|
|ELAD 644||Collective Bargaining, Impasse, Grievance and Resolution||3|
|SPED 579||Special Education for Students with Disabilities||3|
|ELAD 670||Selected Topics (1-3 credits)||3|
|COUN 559||Dynamics of Group Process||3|
|PROGRAM TOTAL: 36 Semester Hours|
Courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer terms. There are course sequencing and prerequisites that students should discuss with their advisors in planning their programs. Suggested course sequences for full and part-time study are provided here, as well as a schedule of course offerings for the fast track option.
All candidates must meet application and admission requirements as defined by The Graduate School.