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Educational Leadership Graduate Programs

Taking on a school leadership role is an important move and one that requires rigorous preparation. Monmouth’s Educational Leadership graduate programs combine the latest educational leadership theory with the right field and internship experiences to prepare you for a leadership role in today’s complex K-12 environment. Choose the program that best suits your goals, including:

  • The Principal/Supervisor program (32 credits) is a fully online program designed for teachers and other education professionals seeking to become school principals.
  • The Principal/Supervisor/School Administrator program (35 credits), also fully online, is designed for teachers or other educational professionals seeking to become school principals and central office administrators.
  • The Supervisor’s Certification courses are embedded within the Principal/Supervisor program. Students who complete that program graduate with both a Supervisor’s Certificate and a Principal’s Certificate of Eligibility. If you already have a Master’s degree, you may take the four courses necessary for the supervisor’s certification without being enrolled in the Principal’s program.

Flexible, fully online programs allow you to pursue your educational leadership graduate degree while you keep up with your demanding career. In addition to our convenient classes, our faculty members provide independent study opportunities for you to customize your degree.

Expand Your Network

You’ll also benefit from Monmouth’s broad network of contacts in regional school districts, which provides our students with ample opportunities for hands-on clinical learning and valuable networking contacts for the next phase of your career. We hold mock interviews for principal-level jobs, showing you exactly what it takes to be successful in such settings.

School Administrator’s Internship Class

After you have completed your Principal’s course of study and passed the School Leadership Licensing Assessment (SLLA), you may return as a non-matriculated student to take the School Administrator’s Internship class, which gives you 150 hours field experience. Such experience can be invaluable in landing your next job in educational leadership.

Monmouth University is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

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Program Application Requirements

Master of Science in Education (MSEd) with Concentrations in Principal/Supervisor or Principal/School Administrator/Supervisor

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  • Two letters of recommendation related to the applicant’s competence for this graduate program and professional work.
  • Essay (500 words or more) explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue this graduate program.
  • Teaching certification may be required based on program of study.

Certification Requirements:

  • Principal/Supervisor: Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard NJ or equivalent out-of-state certificate to be eligible for the endorsement.
  • Principal/School Administrator/Supervisor: Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience in a public or non-public school, a public or non-public school district, or a regionally accredited higher educational setting in New Jersey or out-of-state.