Principal Certification Program

The Principal/Supervisor Certification program is designed for P-12 setting personnel who have at least five year’s experience under a standard certification in their profession and/or possess a Supervisor Certification. This unique program allows students to utilize prior approved EDLD coursework to obtain this certification.  The Principal Certification specializes in preparing experienced school leaders to foster the success of all students through engaging in effective instructional leadership, continuous professional learning, and collaborating and communicating with all stakeholders.  The NJCU setting provides opportunities to develop culturally sustaining leadership and advocacy for equity for all in the P-12 setting. 

The Principal  certification program is a standards based program aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), and the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Program Recognition Standards at the Building Level, as well as accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for educational leadership advanced programs. Current program is approved by New Jersey Department of Education.

The Principal/Supervisor Certification is a 36 credit program which requires students to have at least 5 years work experience under a standard certification and be working full-time in a P-12 setting.  The program includes a year-long internship of 300 hours.  Students must take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) to complete the program as well as maintain a B grade point average. Students will be tasked to meet any additional requirements established by our accreditation organization and the New Jersey State Education Department. 

Eligibility for this program requires:
• Matriculation into the Principal in Educational Leadership
• Possession of a standard teaching and/or educational services certification or equivalent
• Five years of full-time teaching and/or educational experience under an appropriate standard certification
• Verification of current employment in P-12 setting

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.
Phase I (Required Courses)
EDLD 660Principles of Supervision and Human Resource Management3
EDLD 662Principles Of Curric Dev&Eval3
EDLD 669Measurement and Supervision of Learning and Teaching3
EDLD 646Innovations in Curriculum and Educational Leadership3
Phase II 1
EDLD 601School Law3
EDLD 640Home, School and Community Relations3
EDLD 663Educational Administration Leadership I - Organizational Leadership3
EDLD 664Educational Administration Leadership II-Strategic Leadership and Teaching3
EDLD 668Research in Urban Education, Supervision and Administration3
EDLD 681School Finance3
Phase III 1
EDLD 690Internship For Urban School Personnel I3
EDLD 693Internship for Urban School Personnel II3