College of Education and Human Services

General Approach
The doctoral degree program in K-12 School Administration is designed to provide administrative and supervisory skills for potential and practicing administrators in elementary, secondary, and higher education institutions, as well as in New Jersey and other State Department of Education settings. The program focuses on training informed leaders through the utilization of scholarly research and of theoretical models, which are applied to experiential situations. 



Doctoral students will be considered for matriculation after completing 15 core course credits and by demonstrating competence in the core by successfully passing a qualifying written examination. The required core courses are:

 ELMP 6005
Statistical Methods
 ELMP 7765
Policy Analysis Administration
 ELMP 7773
 Organization Structures and Processes
 ELMP 7776
 Curriculum: Design and Engineering
 ELMP 8891Directed Research3


ELMP Doctoral Dissertation Handbook

Doctoral Dissertation Handbook

CEHS ELMP K-12 Handbook

Students are prohibited from taking additional credits until successfully passing the qualifying written examination and will have only two opportunities to pass the qualifying written examination.

For additional information on courses and curricula, please see the Graduate Catalogue.

Program Director:

Gene Polles, Ed.D.
(973) 275-2356

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