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.
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 660||Principles of Supervision and Human Resource Management||3|
|EDLD 662||Principles Of Curric Dev&Eval||3|
|EDLD 669||Measurement and Supervision of Learning and Teaching||3|
|EDLD 646||Innovations in Curriculum and Educational Leadership||3|
|Phase II 1|
|EDLD 601||School Law||3|
|EDLD 640||Home, School and Community Relations||3|
|EDLD 663||Educational Administration Leadership I - Organizational Leadership||3|
|EDLD 664||Educational Administration Leadership II-Strategic Leadership and Teaching||3|
|EDLD 668||Research in Urban Education, Supervision and Administration||3|
|EDLD 681||School Finance||3|
|Phase III 1|
|EDLD 690||Internship For Urban School Personnel I||3|
|EDLD 693||Internship for Urban School Personnel II||3|
Substitution must be approved by your advisor.