Educational Administration - Supervisors, Principals, & School Business Administrators

DEGREE OFFERED

M.A. in Educational Administration
Option: Supervisor, Principal and School Business Administrator

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:  December 1
Summer:  May 15

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration, Supervisor, Principal and School Business Administrator option is designed to prepare candidates for certification as principals, supervisors, and school business administrators.  Students who complete this program will be eligible to receive certificates of eligibility.  Full certification for principals is granted by the State after successful completion of a mentoring program and the State-approved examination.  Full certification for SBA's is granted by the State after successful completion of a mentoring program.  No exam or mentoring programs are required for supervisors.

This program is in compliance with the requirements of the New Jersey State Department of Education Code.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • New Jersey or out-of-state Standard Instructional or Educational Services Certificate
  • Three years of experience under the appropriate certificate.
    *Please note that in order to receive a supervisor's certificate, a minimum of 3 years of full time teaching is required.  The requirement to receive a principal's certification is 5 years of full time experience.  A candidate is unable to ascertain certification without this requirement being met.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores*
    * Waiver of the standardized GRE or MAT exam can be granted based on the successful completion of a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  The date the master’s degree is conferred must be prior to the application deadline.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 42 credits

CURRICULUM

Module I:  Foundation and Fundamentals of Administration

EL 5502

Public School Administration I

3 credits

EL 5503

Public School Administration II

3 credits

Module II:  Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction

EL 5606

School Supervision and Organizational Theory

3 credits

EL 5607

Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction

3 credits

EL 5613

Curriculum Development and Evaluation: Theory and Practice

3 credits

EL 5614

Learning, Instruction, Evaluation and Curriculum Development

3 credits

MODULE III: Policy, Procedure and Practice

EL 5551

Basic School Law and Policy

3 credits

EL 5541

Computer Applications in Educational Administration

3 credits

MODULE IV:  School Business Administrator

EL 5520

Management of Educational Finance

3 credits

EL 5521

School Business Management and Accounting

3 credits

EL 5530 School Building Planning 3 credits

MODULE V: Research, Synthesis and Application

EL 5030

Educational Research

3 credits

EL 5813

Clinical Practicum in Administration and Supervision I

3 credits

EL 5814

Clinical Practicum in Administration and Supervision II

3 credits

TOTAL OF 42 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
 

Program Mission and Student Learning Outcomes

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. STEVEN LOCASCIO
East Campus, 205
T. 908.737.5977
locascst@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 5/4/17