Educational Leadership, MEd

Educational Leadership, MEd

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Master of Education in Educational Leadership





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This 36-credit program focuses on the core issues of schooling, curriculum, and instruction with a goal of enhancing your skill set to build strong learning communities and efficiently manage schools. Combine online coursework with a hands-on administrative internship and a professional portfolio assessment. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to lead a school and apply for initial certification as a New Jersey School Principal* and for your Supervisor Certification*.

Program Coordinator : Linda Mayger,


  • part time: 18 months to 4 years


  • Online
    Hybrid Information


  • principal certificate


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This program is ideal if you’re a college graduate with at least three years of full-time experience working in an educational setting as a certified teacher or a staff member and you want to make an impact – both in your current position and through future leadership opportunities. The online coursework accommodates busy working professionals, and synchronous video meetings create a sense of community among students and faculty. You'll create a schedule that maximizes your district's tuition reimbursement. *Applicants interested in leadership positions outside of New Jersey should consult Certification Information by State.

Extensive Network

Study alongside peers with solid education experience, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts in their field, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

  • National Standardized Admission Test Requirement: Applicants to the MEd Educational Leadership program are required to take the GRE unless they already hold a master’s or another high-level degree. View Graduate Admission Testing Information and Waivers
  • Teacher Certification and Educational Experience: Applicants to the Educational Leadership programs must provide a teaching certificate or evidence of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state certificate (NJAC 6A:9-12.5). At least three completed years of successful teaching or educational experience are required at the time of application for admission to programs leading to principal/supervisor licensure.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Educational Administration and Secondary Education (EASE) provides program details including curriculum, schedule of courses, and handbooks.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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