Educational Administration Certification - Principal

Coordinator: Ms. Elaine P. Davis
Office: University Hall, Room 3194
Phone Number: (973) 655-7718

Program Description:
This program of study fulfills the education requirement for students who wish to obtain a state of NJ Principal Certificate of Eligibility for individueals who already hold a master's or doctoral degree, a standards teaching certification, or educational services certificate, and have completed 5-years of teaching or educational services experience and wish to become a Principal, Vice Principal, Director, or Assisstant Superintendant.

Program Requirements:
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.


Course Requirements
Leadership and Knowledge
Number Name Hours
ELAD 510 Effective Leadership in a Diverse Society 3
ELAD 521 Education Law 3
ELAD 611 Ethical Leadership and Decision Making 3
ELAD 622 School Finance 3
ELAD 690 School and Community Relations 3
Supervisory Processes
ELAD 540 Differentiated Supervision 3
ELAD 543 Leadership and the Learning Organization 3
Cirriculum and Development
ELAD 635 Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
ELAD 680 Leading Curriculum Change for Student Achievement 3
Core Academic and Internship
ELAD 615 Internship in School Leadership 3
Program Total: 30 Semester Hours  

Students interested in applying must have a Masters degree or higher from an accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of 4 years teaching or educational services.

Admission Information:
All candidates must meet application and admission requirements as defined by The Graduate School.