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Educational Leadership

Program Coordinators
Dr. Donald Leake

Degree Program: Master of Education in Educational Leadership (EDAD_MED01)

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 (contact the coordinator for details).