Enhance your leadership skills for career advancement and personal or professional development. Offered in a low-residency, hybrid format, this three-year 55-credit program is especially suitable for working professionals. Designed for both novice and experienced leaders, the multidisciplinary program prepares candidates for executive leadership positions in a variety of career settings.
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The 30-credit master's degree in higher education administration is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. Overall concentration is on leadership.
These 33-credit master's degree programs meet the professional development needs of inquiring educators who want to develop in-depth knowledge of theories and trends, research, pedagogical approaches, and applications of educational technology for teaching in one of five areas of specialization. Some courses are offered online or in blended learning environments. Graduates in all concentrations are prepared to become classroom researchers and leaders with a commitment to equity and diversity in curriculum development and reform.
○ Bilingual/English as a Second Language: This program focuses on developing advanced practitioners in the fields of bilingual education and English for speakers of other languages. As part of the full master's degree program in education, the concentration stresses principles of inquiry, theory, professional applications, and research.
○ Early Childhood Education: This concentration focuses on inquiry-based learning of developmentally appropriate practice, family involvement, technology, and issues and trends in early childhood education. Students apply theoretical knowledge to action research studies conducted in a variety of early childhood settings.
○ School Library Media (Online program): This 33-credit online program focuses on developing the school librarian as a teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, reading advocate, and program administrator for preschool through high school grades.
○ School Nursing: This concentration focuses on helping to develop the school nurses’ knowledge, values, and skills.
○ STEAM: TThis concentration is designed for teachers who seek to increase their pedagogical competence in educational approaches to learning by using Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
○ Teaching Children Mathematics: This concentration is designed for teachers who teach mathematics and other subjects in grades K-5 as well as for mathematics-certified middle and high school teachers who seek to increase their pedagogical competence. Program emphasis is on the teaching, learning, and assessment of mathematics in light of current New Jersey State requirements, the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS).
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This program is for teachers who are concerned with the development of literacy in our schools. In seeking to establish an effective literacy program, the specialist in reading must be able to diagnose and correct various kinds of reading and writing problems, work cooperatively with school staff specialists as well as basic skills instructors and community resource people, counsel parents of children who have reading/writing problems, give help to and demonstrate for teachers and administrators, and organize and administer a total literacy program. Through course offerings and clinical experiences, the faculty helps prepare graduate students who are certified teachers to work professionally in the highly specialized field of teaching reading and writing to students.
The post-graduate program in educational leadership is designed for educators interested in responding to societal demands to modify the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of school leaders. This post-master's graduate program prepares individuals to move beyond reforming school organizations to transforming them for the twenty-first century. At the conclusion of their studies, graduates embrace collaborative leadership, reflective inquiry, and ethical values that support responsive school leadership. This two-year, 30-credit program incorporates both weekend and summer classes utilizing face-to-face and hybrid teaching formats, as well as a two-year administrative internship experience completed on-site while candidates continue in their current position. This two-year cohort program is intended for candidates who have completed a master's degree and will have completed five years of successful, full-time teaching or educational services experience by program completion.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470