College of Education and Human Services
Overview

The M.A. and Ed.S. (Education Specialist) in Education Leadership, Management and Policy with a Principal/Supervisor Concentration (traditional), offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is a program of study that may lead to provisional New Jersey state supervisory and/or principal certification. The program is offered in the traditional on-campus format, described below, or the Executive M.A. and Ed.S. program, which blends both on-campus and online experiences.

A Unique Approach
Students who are not seeking principal or supervisor certification can tailor their programs to meet their needs and interests through a variety of administration electives. The Ed.S. degree program is aligned to correlate with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and New Jersey standards for educational leadership.

These standards are:

  • Standard 1.0: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school or district vision of learning supported by the school community.
  • Standard 2.0: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying the best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
  • Standard 3.0: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by managing the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Standard 4.0: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promoted the success of all students by collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Standard 5.0: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairly, and in an ethical manner.
  • Standard 6.0: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Standard 7.0: Internship. The internship provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and practice and develop the skills identified in Standards 1  - 6 through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings, planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school district personnel for graduate credit.


Who Should Apply?
Individuals with a bachelor's degree who wish to pursue principal/supervisor certification should apply to master's level program.  Individuals with a master's degree and public school teaching certification, if appropriate, who wish to pursue principal/supervisor certification should apply to Ed.S. program. For specific application procedures, click on admission.


The Program
The M.A. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy with a Principal/Supervisor Concentration is a 39-credit program that addresses the changing New Jersey State Department of Education requirements for certification as principal, as well as rigorous Education Leadership Constituent Council standards. Ethical, psychological and research foundations, microcomputers for administrators, and leadership/management assessment and an internship are requirements for completion of the degree.
 
The Ed.S. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy with a Principal/Supervisor Concentration is a 39-credit (minimum) program that consists of interdisciplinary and concentration studies, administrative internship or workshop for school administrators, statistics and a culminating experience.
 
For detailed program requirements, click on curriculum.
 
Career Advancement
Graduates who earn the M.A. and Ed.S. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy with a Principal/Supervisor Concentration are working in key leadership positions such as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, etc., in school districts around the country.

Program Director:
Barbara Strobert, Ed.D.

(973) 275-2324
strobeba@shu.edu

Outcomes Link

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