Master of Arts
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program is designed for educators seeking to transition into administrative roles. Grounded in a balance between theory and practice, the program provides extensive hands-on learning opportunities in a context that reflects the changing economic, social and political climate found in today’s education communities. Designed around the needs of today’s educator, the program is flexible, allowing for students to take courses on-line and complete the program requirements within two years.
• Students who successfully complete all MAEL program requirements, have practiced successfully as a classroom teacher for five (5) years, and pass the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) PRAXIS are eligible for both the NJ Principal Certificate of Eligibility and the Standard Supervisor Certificate. Individuals holding the Principal Endorsement are eligible for employment as building principal, assistant principal, director, supervisor, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
• Become a Supervisor in a summer! Students who enter the MAEL program having already earned a master’s degree, and have at least three years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience can earn their NJ Supervisors Certificate upon successful completion of the initial four MAEL courses (EDLD 601-EDLD 604).
The RCNJ Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program is an approved program of both the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education – NJ. Successful candidates earn a MA degree, as well as supervisory and principal licensure.
International Student Requirements:
Transcripts of applicants submitting international credentials must be evaluated by World Education Services.
Students who are not native speakers of English must take the TOEFL and achieve a minimum score of 550.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36
In State Tuition (per year): 11140 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 13750 USD
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999