Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

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Traditional - 39 Credits

This program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to grant Principal Licensure. The Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership is a 39-credit program designed to prepare educators for leadership roles in the public schools. It is designed to enhance the competencies, knowledge, and skills of educational leaders in the areas of school leadership and administration as well as the design, implementation, practice, and assessment of instructional programs.

Graduate Grading Policy for Education Degrees

Graduate students must:

  • achieve a grade of "B" or higher in each course
  • must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree
  • Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of C (to include C+, C, and C-) will be dismissed from the program.
  • A graduate student who has received a grade of C must repeat the course.
  • No grades of D will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F). A grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.
  • If a student repeats a course in which a grade of C has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of C will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Teaching Certification or Educational Services Certificate- Please send a copy of your standard certificate or your Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing with your application. (If you do not have a teaching certificate please contact the Transfer Admissions Office at 1-877-236, ext. 4723.
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • No GRE/GMAT required.
  • Two professional or educational letters of recommendation.

Program Goals

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of educational leadership.
  • Learn the skills necessary to function as an educational leader and to support effective teaching and learning.
  • Acquire the necessary evaluative skills to critically analyze a learning organization’s performance.
  • Develop an appreciation of the legal, cultural and ethical issues that influence the nation’s educational institutions.

Program Requirements

  • Graduate students must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each course and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree. Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of “C” (to include C+, C, or C-) will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student who has received a grade of “C” must repeat the course. No grades of “D” will be given (anything lower than a C- is a F). A grade of “F” will result in dismissal from the program. Note: If a student repeats a course in which a grade of “C” has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of “C” will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.
  • Students are required to take 39 credits in Educational Leadership
  • Please note: The NJ Department of Education now requires that individuals working towards their Principal Licensure complete 300 mandatory hours of field experience. To be sure all students accomplish this and to ensure a thorough educational experience Centenary College has built this requirement directly into the program to obtain your degree in Educational Leadership.
  • It is strongly suggested that students who are working full time do not take another course while they are taking GED 698. If due to extenuating circumstances, a student feels it is necessary to take GED 618 or GED 698 and another course in the same semester, he/she has to obtain a signed waiver from the appropriate graduate director.

Educational Leadership Audit Sheet

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