Educational Leadership:
Instruction, MEd

Educational Leadership: Instruction, MEd

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Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Instruction





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

Learn to challenge students to become more actively involved in critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborating. Coursework connects the development of instructional strategies with classroom-based reflective practices, enabling you to more effectively and creatively teach a variety of students.

Program Coordinator : Linda Mayger,


  • full time: 1.5 years
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • Off campus
    Hybrid Information
  • Online
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  • required


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This 30-credit program is ideal if you’re a certified, working K–12 teacher who wants to either earn an initial master's degree or move to master’s +15 or 30 levels on the salary guide.


Our graduates are not only well-prepared for advanced roles with additional responsibilities but also typically able to advance on the salary guide. This program is not a transition to school administration and does not offer additional certification.

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

  • National Standardized Admission Test Requirement:  Applicants to the MEd Educational Leadership: Instruction program are exempt from taking the GRE unless their undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.
  • Teacher Certification and Educational Experience: Applicants to the MEd Educational Leadership: Instruction program 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). This program is open to working K-12 teachers at any point in their careers.
  • Field Setting Report:  Required only for MEd Educational Leadership: Instruction program offered with RTC. Please print, complete, and submit supplemental documents. » Download Report

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Choose one of five concentrations:
• Teaching Strategies
• The Diverse Classroom
• Classroom Climate and Management
• Classroom Well-Being and Physical Activity
• Collaboration and Classroom Inquiry.

The Regional Training Center site provides curriculum and course schedules.

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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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