Certificate– School Principal (30 credit)

Endorsement – School Principal (30 credit)


Concentration: School Principal (30 credit)


Application Deadline:

June 1


Summer session

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid provisional or Standard New Jersey or equivalent out-of-state instructional, educational services or administrative certificate
  • Completed five years of successful, full time teaching or education services experience.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation; one letter should be from your school principal who agrees to serve as your mentor during your two-year internship in educational leadership
  • Personal interview. You must bring a portfolio that includes the following:
    • A resume and a copy of all your certifications.
    • A one-page essay on why you would like to join the leadership program and your career aspirations (a copy of this essay should also be sent to the graduate admissions office).
    • One recommendation letter from your principal and one from another professional in a leadership position.
    • One or two artifacts that show your teaching competency.
    • One or two artifacts that support your leadership experiences.

Applicants who do not meet the grade point average or minimum admissions test requirements may supplement the portfolio with additional materials that support their academic and leadership potential for successful completion of this graduate program.

At the interview, you will be requested to complete a short writing sample demonstrating your ability to respond to a leadership prompt in a coherent well-articulated manner.