About this course
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed for college graduates who wish to become school principals. Successful completion of the program requires approximately 36 credits of study (including: knowledge and inquiry about educational leadership and administration; excellence in leadership practice; knowledge and awareness in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion; administering in multiple contexts and communities; and providing leadership and advocacy). This degree is one element in the requirements for a New Jersey principal’s certificate.
The other elements currently required by the State of New Jersey include: a passing score on the state-approved exam that is aligned with the Professional Standards for School Leaders as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3.4 and completion of a one-to two-year Mentored Internship. Candidates for admission to The College of New Jersey program must possess a valid teaching certificate and the appropriate years of teaching experience