Professional Studies Building, Suite 329, Room 324
The Educational Leadership Department offers the following programs:
- M.A. in Urban Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision
- 12-credit sequence leading to a supervisor’s certificate
- Post-master’s 30-credit Certificate Only Principal and Supervisor
The Educational Leadership program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)). The program offers a Master of Arts in Urban Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision.
The Educational Leadership program is a predominantly online program offering courses in online and blended formats during each term including summer sessions. Blended course will periodically meet in-class throughout the term, while most interaction will be conducted online.
Candidates have three options in educational leadership:
- Twelve (12) credit program leading to a supervisor’s certificate,
- Thirty-six (36)-credit Master’s of Arts in Urban Education degree program leading to certification as a principal and supervisor,
- Post-Master’s 30-credit Certification Only for principal and supervisor program.
Applicants and continuing students should be aware that programs may be revised in response to changes in state certification requirements and/or changes in accrediting agency standards. Substitutions of courses can only be done with the approval of the student’s officially assigned graduate advisor and/or department chair. Please contact the department for current information and requirements or visit http://www.njcu.edu/department/educational-leadership.
Susan Phifer, Chairperson
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Rutgers University, B.A., New Jersey City University, M.A., University of San Francisco, Ed.D.
Adele T. Macula
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
New Jersey City University, B.A.; Saint Peter's University, M.A.; Seton Hall University, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Swarthmore College, B.A.; Harvard University, M.A.T.; Columbia University, M.A.; Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership
Rutgers University, B.A.; New Jersey City University, M.A.; Seton Hall University, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership
Hunter College, B. A.; Harvard University, M.Ed.; Fordham University, Ed.D.
Various discipline-specific concentrations that will prepare students for multiple fields of employment or areas of additional graduate study are noted below. Course requirements for each concentration are explained in detail. The requirements for graduation, in addition to completion of the major area, are listed on "Completing a Graduate Program."
Educational Leadership (EDLD)
EDLD 601 School Law (3 Credits)
This course offers a study of the constitutional and statutory provisions for public education; the legal status of the local school district; the county and state offices; legal responsibilities,rights, and obligations of administrators, teachers, students, and school boards; the legal nature of school operations. There is emphasis on recent legislation and court decisions and their impact on schools. Attention is given to legal aspects of public education in New Jersey and New York.
EDLD 602 Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector (3 Credits)
This course offers a survey of the development of collective negotiations in public education and public service; a study of evolving concepts in the negotiation process; technical preparation to assist administrators and employees in negations; legal trends; and evolving issues and current practices. There is some emphasis on case studies, collective agreements, and the status of public employee bargaining in selected states. This course is designed for individuals in personnel management, employer/employee relations in the public sector, and for individuals who wish to learn more about collective negotiations in the public sector.
EDLD 619 Individually Guided Education Leadership Workshop (3 Credits)
The workshop is an intensive experience design to prepare facilitators/principals/learning community leaders for implementation of individually guided education. Training in individualization of instruction, peer teaching observation methods, advisor/advisee relationships, and learning design.
EDLD 620 Selected Problems in Law for Teachers, Supervisors, Administrators and School Business Officials (3 Credits)
The seminar topics and activities focus on legal problems that are particularly significant for teachers, supervisors and administrators in contemporary urban schools. Topics are examined for legal principles with illustrations from leading court decisions. Emphasis is placed on current trends and issues and the impact of the law on educational theory and practice.
EDLD 624 Evaluating School Programs (3 Credits)
This course examines the processes of mandatory and voluntary evaluation of schools. Its foci include both compliance reviews and reviews for school renewal and improvement. It outlines the self study process, examines the various approaches to school self-examination, explores development and modification of instruments which are helpful to information gathering, and examines the diverse methods of reporting findings.
EDLD 640 Home, School and Community Relations (3 Credits)
This course combines an experiential and theoretical approach to human relations training. Attention is centered on the personal development of individuals, focusing on relevant response styles and communication systems. This course focuses on enhancing interpersonal communication skills through the development of an understanding of listening/perceiving and communicating/ responding. Significant class time is devoted to experiential models. All students analyze the dynamics of selected human relations training models.
Pre-Requisite(s): Marticulation required
EDLD 643 Educational Leadership Total Quality Management (3 Credits)
Total Quality Management (TQM) is an approach to school governance, organization, and management. Among the basic premises of TQM are management by facts, student centeredness, and continuous quality improvement. The history of TQM is reviewed, and eleven core values of TQM are stressed. The positions of several authorities in the field are studied. Federal, state, and local initiatives are examined. The application to urban schools is made apparent. The necessary personal attitudes, skills, and behaviors for effective TQM leadership and implementation are identified. A plan of action or moving a school district toward TQM is developed. Group participation is stressed.
EDLD 646 Innovations in Curriculum and Educational Leadership (3 Credits)
This course offers a survey of innovative curricular, instructional, and organizational movements in public education, K-12. Identification of significant forces creating educational innovations; principles in identification and analysis and evaluation of innovative practices; and status of change movements in urban schools are examined in detail.
EDLD 655 School and Community Partnerships in Innovative Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (3 Credits)
This course explores established strategies, curriculum, and effective programs that develop partnerships between the school, parents, and the community to improve student achievement. The emphasis in curriculum innovation will focus on the standards-based curriculum in New Jersey as well as strategies and models for teachers to engage parents/ guardians in supporting their children for better achievement.
EDLD 659 Planning & Managing Technology in Schools (3 Credits)
This course prepares future school leaders in understanding the many uses of educational technology for instruction and institutional management. The course prepares students for participation in planning for the long range use of technology and for making informed choices regarding: hardware, software, network, connections, server strategies, policies for network use, staff and student training, and staffing for support and maintenance.
EDLD 660 Principles of Supervision and Human Resource Management (3 Credits)
This course offers an examination of evolving concepts of supervision of instruction combined with opportunities to acquire skills required to function in supervisory roles. Supervisory practices and functions are examined from the perspective of the teacher and supervisor through the use of case study materials and individual observations. The course includes attention to supervision behavior and procedures for encouraging staff development. This course offers an examination of evolving concepts of supervision of instruction combined with opportunities to acquire skills required to function in supervisory roles. Supervisory practices and functions are examined from the perspective of the teacher and supervisor through the use of case study materials and individual observations. The course includes attention to supervision behavior and procedures for encouraging staff development.
EDLD 662 Principles Of Curric Dev&Eval (3 Credits)
This course offers an overview of the factors, principles, and elements of curriculum development in the elementary and secondary school. Emphasis is on philosophical and psychological influences in education, as well as designing and evaluating curricular patterns for urban schools.
EDLD 663 Educational Administration Leadership I - Organizational Leadership (3 Credits)
This is a basic course for school principals, supervisors, and school business administrators providing an overview of the organization, management, and control of urban schools in the context of selected administrative theories and humanistic concerns. Emphasis is given to the structure and the social matrix in which schools operate. Procedures for assessing organizational climate, developing climate leadership, and defining a rationale for climate improvement are examined.
Pre-Requisite(s): Matriculation Required.
EDLD 664 Educational Administration Leadership II-Strategic Leadership and Teaching (3 Credits)
This is a basic course for those who anticipate a career in administration and supervision in schools, community colleges,hospitals, and public agencies. It includes study and analysis of leadership concepts and skills associated with administrative and organizational behavior. Emphasis is given to political and social theories of human behavior in social systems with illustrations from school systems, health institutions, and public agencies. It is management and leadership oriented, focusing on processes for building competencies in communication, decision making, morale and coping constructively with change. Attention is given to effective, scientific, human relations approaches to designing and implementing policies in formal organizations.
Pre-Requisite(s): Marticulation Required and EDLD 663
EDLD 665 Personnel, Supervision and Staff Development (3 Credits)
This seminar covers principles of staff supervision and resource development for line and staff supervisors who have responsibility for staff selection and for supervision and evaluation of program and staff. Emphasis is on analysis of a common core of management principles and functions pertaining to personnel administration and supervision in public schools and public sector institutions.
EDLD 668 Research in Urban Education, Supervision and Administration (3 Credits)
This is a tools course in the interpretation of research findings in the field of education. The library, measurement,statistics, and technology are examined as primary tools for educational research. Practical experience in applying the findings of research to problems and issues in teaching, learning, supervision, and administration are included.
Pre-Requisite(s): Matriculation Required and EDLD 669
EDLD 669 Measurement and Supervision of Learning and Teaching (3 Credits)
This course offers an examination of the supervisor’s responsibility for curriculum development and evaluation and new strategies for working with urban school faculty. Special attention is given to new modes of in-service education for meeting instructional problems encountered in “inner city” schools.
EDLD 670 School Business Admininstration and Accounting (3 Credits)
This course examines the role of the professional school business administrator in the management of the financial and business affairs of a school system. Emphasis is on broad perspectives of educational and business concepts that enable the business administrator to function effectively as a member of the school management team. Significant attention is given to the technical responsibilities of board secretaries and school business administrators (NJ). The accounting publications of the New Jersey State Department of Education are an integral part of the course content. Publications such as: The Chart of Accounts, Directions for Using New Jersey Public School Financial Accounting System, School Accounting Guide, and The Audit Programs, are reviewed in context of field applications.
EDLD 673 The Principalship (3 Credits)
This course examines the responsibilities and duties of the principal today. The special problems of the principal in the urban schools are explored. The emerging role of the principal in identifying urban school objectives and developing and administering programs relevant to urban areas is emphasized. Legal and social aspects of the principalship are areas of focus.
EDLD 681 School Finance (3 Credits)
This course examines the theory and practice of financing public schools in the United States, with special reference to New Jersey's system for financing education. Topics include: analysis of models for state school finance with in depth exploration of such issues as categorical aid, equalization aid, full state funding, power equalization, capital reserve funds, and financing school building construction. Emphasis is given to the development and administration of program oriented budgets.
EDLD 682 School Buildings: Planning Construction and Maintenance (3 Credits)
An examination of the political, social, fiscal and technical/professional components for planning and renovating physical facilities for educational use. Attention given to operating and maintenance costs in the context of declining enrollments and changing educational requirements. Theoretical and practical policies for effective plan utilization, including the withdrawing of school buildings from educational service and reviewed.
EDLD 685 Foundations of Policy and Political Systems in Urban Schools (3 Credits)
This course offers an examination and analysis of organizational theory: classical, human relations, and behavioral science with applications to management and supervision in large institutions. Case studies in the external and internal dynamics of urban institutions focusing on the political, sociological, psychological, and economic realities of institutional decision making are included.
EDLD 689 School Law and Finance for School Leaders (3 Credits)
Students will gain an understanding of the legal and fiscal framework within which schools must operate. Students will apply knowledge in practical situations, critically analyze school district policies, interpret complex financial data and develop a school budget based n needs assessment and the application of research-based school finance models.
EDLD 690 Internship For Urban School Personnel I (3 Credits)
This directed experience in educational supervision and administration is an opportunity for students of advanced standing in programs in administration and supervision to engage in an internship planned cooperatively by the candidate, a practicing school administrator (mentor), and the assigned departmental supervisor. Internships are planned in advance. In addition to working closely with the sponsoring administrator or supervisor in the full range of activities of his/her assignment, the candidate is expected to plan and complete a comprehensive project in one of the following areas of administrative and supervisory functioning: curriculum development, curriculum evaluation, instructional improvement, evaluation of instruction, administrative processes and leadership, resource management. This project is planned prior to the beginning of the internship experience.
Pre-Requisite(s): Marticulation Required
EDLD 693 Internship for Urban School Personnel II (3 Credits)
A continuation of EDLD 690 Internship for Urban School Personnel I, this course is available only with the approval of the assigned graduate advisor and department chair.
Pre-Requisite(s): Marticulation Required and EDLD 690
EDLD 695 Internship for Urban Personnel III (3 Credits)
This internship, for educators with an MA in Educational Leadership and principal certification, provides a 150-hour clinical experience in educational supervision and administration. The role of the superintendent is the focus of observation, study and practice, as participants work cooperatively with a department faculty member and a practicing school superintendent.
EDLD 700 Advanced Seminar: Selected Problems and Issues in Administration, Supervision and Curriculum I (3 Credits)
This seminar is for advanced students in approved programs leading to certification as supervisors or principals and for practicing administrators or supervisors. Topics and issues currently important in administration, supervision, and/or curriculum are examined. Participant involvement in the selection of topics for study is invited. Case study materials and actual problems of administration and supervision are the subject of analysis. Development of the skills of analysis, decision making, and leadership are emphasized.