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Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership includes MA and certification programs for aspiring leaders and administrators in both PK-12 and Higher Education settings.

The MA in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership provides graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to take on leadership positions with higher education organizations, such as student affairs, academic affairs, and college and university administration.

In the NCATE-accredited MA in Educational Leadership program, which focused on PK-12 aspiring leaders, eligible students can obtain a standard Supervisors Certificate as well as a Principal Certificate of Eligibility. For students already holding a master’s degree, the program offers advanced certifications in the areas of supervisor, principal and director of school counseling. In addition, the program offers the opportunity for an additional internship to qualify the student to obtain the School Administrator Certificate of Eligibility. The MA is offered in multiple formats, including a flexible program, the Fast Track option for the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership that allows students to earn a 36-credit degree and principal and supervisor certification in 14 months while working full-time, the fully online program, and off-site programs within New Jersey.

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Hours of Operation

Between September and May, all academic departments in the College of Education and Human Services will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During the summer months, from June through August, the University is closed on Fridays. College departments and offices are open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.