College of Education and Human Services

The M.A. or Ed.S. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy focusing on Catholic School Leadership offers Catholic school educators and administrators a unique academic program that concentrates on the mission of Catholic school leadership and the formation of Catholic educators. The original Catholic School Leadership master's degree in New Jersey, and the only program in partnership with a seminary, is today's expression of the University's commitment to meeting the needs of Catholic education.
A Unique Approach

Students are provided a convenient and flexible program of study. The on campus program offers weekend and summer courses, while online students take courses in the summer, fall and spring; both options allow for continued professional growth while working in a collegial atmosphere. Students take courses together as a cohort group, meaning they complete requirements together throughout the program, and work in teams on projects and assignments in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for professional sharing and cooperative activity. Committed and grateful to those who minister to the Catholic education and spiritual growth of children, the University awards a 50 percent tuition discount to accepted program participants employed by Catholic schools.  
Who Should Apply?
Current administrators and teachers interested in advancing their degrees while focusing on the ministry of Catholic school education.Those who are already certified as principals and those wishing to become certified as principals or supervisors should apply to this program. Candidates are admitted annually to the program after careful screening of application documents. For specific application procedures, click on admission.  
The Program
The M.A. or Education Leadership, Management and Policy with a concentration on Catholic School Leadership is a two-year program designed to equip teachers and administrators for Catholic school leadership. Particular attention is paid to the mission of the Catholic school and the formation of Catholic educators. Students completing this degree are eligible for both principal and supervisor's certification, providing they meet additional state requirements.
Created with the busy professional in mind, courses are offered on a convenient schedule (weekends and summers), this two year program meets the needs of working educators. During the Spring and Fall semesters classes meet on Fridays from 5 to 9 pm, Saturdays from 8 to 6 pm and Sundays from 8 to 1 pm. Online students take class during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters and also participate in the program's administrative internship. In the summer, all students will meet for one week session with an orientation and a course focusing on the Catholic school ministry. The program culminates in the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination. In addition, if a student decides to apply for the New Jersey Principal's certification, he/she must adhere to the New Jersey Department of Education rules concerning certificates for principals. Students will be required to pass the Praxis Examination in Educational Leadership and complete the approved Assessment Center experience. Courses are taught by full-time professors and experienced practitioners who provide cohort members with a balance of sound theory and practical application.
For detailed program requirements, click on curriculum.

Career Advancement

Graduates of this program are working in such key Catholic school leadership positions as superintendents, principals, assistant principals and teachers in school districts in the tri-state area and around the country.

Program Director:
Constance McCue, Ed.D

For Details Contact:
Remlyn Gongob

(973) 275-2735

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