School of Education

M.A. in Administration and Leadership

Program Description

Designed for future educational administrators, the M.A. in Administration & Leadership focuses on administrative management, emphasizing the development of leadership skills. Upon completion of the state approved program, candidates are qualified to apply for Principal Certification, and those possessing a valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate and three years of teaching experience may also apply for Supervisor Certification. For the 2011-2012 academic year, Georgian Court University’s Administration and Leadership program completers had a pass rate of 100% on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (6011) for principals and other school leaders.The program also meets endorsement standards for School Business Administrator and School Administrator Certification.

Program Highlights

The Master of Arts in Administration and Leadership program is designed for candidates who aspire to be educational leaders in the inclusive school and district. The program is based on the premise that all students are capable of learning and all students have a right to a quality education in the least restrictive setting. Consequently, this graduate program incorporates the standard School of Education core courses in foundations, diversity, curriculum, research, and technology premised upon inclusive best practices. Program curricular focus is on developing leadership skills with a strong connection to practice.

The program is offered on the Lakewood campus and online.

Admission Requirements

  • Priority deadlines of August 1 for Fall; December 1 for Spring
  • Applications will be accepted after these dates on a space available basis.
  • Completed application - Graduate Application (pdf) or Online Graduate Application
  • $40.00 Application fee
  • Official transcripts from EVERY college and university attended
  • Copy of Standard NJ Teacher Certification
  • Documentation of 3 years full time teaching experience

Course Sequence

Required Coursework: (36 credits)

  • EDC5010 Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive School
  • EDC6101 Organizational Leadership Theory in the Inclusive School
  • EDC5014 Methods of Research for Leaders in Inclusive Schools
  • EDC5102 Supervision of Instruction in the Inclusive School
  • EDC5013 Curricular Leadership and Management for Diverse and Inclusive Schools (Prerequisite: EDC5010)
  • EDC5101 School Law
  • EDC6102 Organizational Leadership Practice in the Inclusive School (Prerequisite: EDC 6101)
  • EDC6401 Supervision and Leadership of Instruction and Learning (Prerequisite: EDC5102)
  • EDC6103 Data-Based Strategies for Decision Making
  • EDC6104 Financial Management
  • EDC6090 Internship in Administration and Leadership I
  • EDC6091 Internship in Administration and Leadership II
    (Prerequisites EDC5010, EDC5013, EDC5014, EDC5101, EDC5102, EDC6101, EDC6102, EDC6401)

Certificate Programs

School Business Administration Certificate Program
EC 501 Economic Survey (3)
EDC5101 School Law (3)
EDC6101 Organizational Leadership Theory in the Inclusive School (3)
EDC6102 Organizational Leadership Practice in the Inclusive School (Prerequisite: EDC6101)
EDC6103 Data-based Strategies for Decision Making (3)
EDC6104 Financial Management (3)

Director of School Counseling Certificate Program
EDC5010 Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive School (3)
EDC5101 School Law (3)
EDC5102 Supervision of Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3)

School Supervisor Certificate Program
EDC5102 Supervision of Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3)
EDC5010 Curricular Leadership for the Inclusive School (3)
EDC5013 Curricular Leadership and Management for Diverse and Inclusive Schools (Prerequisite: EDC5010)
EDC6401 Supervision and Leadership of Instruction and Learning (Prerequisite: EDC5102)


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