College of Education and Human Services
General Approach

The E.L.M.P. program focuses on four central pillars: academic rigor, practical application, technology and ethical standards. The curriculum and instruction reflect the latest research and applications of effective educational administration and supervision.


The degree requires 39 semester hours of coursework. Six groups of two courses (6 semester hours) are delivered online every four months. However, administrative internship overlaps the last semesters for an additional 3 credits.  This degree program concludes with a culminating project or internship, depending on the student's specific career goals. 

Semester 1
ELMP 6666 - Supervision of Instruction
ELMP 7768 - Technology for Administrators

Semester 2
ELMP 7772 - Leadership Dynamics: Analysis of Supervisory Behavior
ELMP 8891 - Directed Research in Administration and Supervision

Semester 3
ELMP 6665 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation
ELMP 8983 - Leadership and Management Assessment 

Semester 4
ELMP 7776 - Curriculum: Design and Engineering
ELMP 6601 - Organization and Administration

Semester 5
ELMP 7763 - School Law
ELMP 6761 - Finance in Administration
ELMP 8981 - Administrative Internship I

Semester 6
EDST 7310 - Ethical Foundations
ELMP 9999 - Culminating Research Seminar
Or ELMP 8982 - Administrative Internship II

Comprehensive Examination
After you complete your coursework, you will be required to take a comprehensive pass/fail examination.

The E.L.M.P. program also requires you to attend two weekend visits to campus where you will meet your classmates and professors in the online program. One of the unique features of the online programs are on-campus weekend residencies. Residencies allow you to continue discussions, share experiences, and provide feedback on the program. Your first residency will be an orientation at the start of your first semester; halfway through the program, you'll rejoin your class for the second residency; and commencement will be your final residency.

Course Descriptions

ELMP 6601 Organization and Administration of Education covers comprehensive principles, historical background and future perspectives; innovative curricula, individualization and other new organizational patterns; general and clinical supervisory techniques and practices; human, technological and conceptual skills for effective school administrators; leadership patterns and pitfalls; a generalist's view of school finances, school law, school business administration; and human and public relations.

ELMP 6665 Curriculum Development and Evaluation discusses evolving concepts of the curriculum, the philosophy of curriculum development, principles and procedures, and its essential tools, preparation, approaches, direct and indirect influences.

ELMP 6666 Supervision of Instruction and Evaluation
The focus will be on theories, as well as principles and practices for the supervision of diverse professional and paraprofessional staff positions.  These positions include the various special education staff members, including those in related services and who serve on Child Study Teams.  Interactive techniques will be used as well as case studies.  Evaluation of programs will also be addressed in this course, including programs for such diverse populations presenting with autism, behavior, intellectual, and sensory challenges. 

ELMP 6761 Finance in Administration develops understanding of school finance in the United States from sources of revenue, expenditures and indebtedness, to fiscal problems and existing and proposed plans for school support.

EDST 7310 Ethical Foundations of Professional Helping Relationships discusses justice and the universal natural law as related to every aspect of education. This course also focuses on the most significant and fundamental moral issues in education today.

ELMP 7763 School Law is designed to help teachers and school administrators understand their legal status in the school. Emphasis is on legislation and school decisions regarding students' rights, teacher's rights and academic freedom.

ELMP 7768 Microcomputers for Administrators introduces the use of microcomputers in school administration, including computer literacy, computers in the curriculum, managing instruction, budgeting, scheduling, database management systems and word processing.

ELMP 7772 Leadership Dynamics: Analysis of Supervisory Behavior discusses leadership traits, strategies and techniques used by administrators and supervisors to implement changes in our system of observation and evaluation. Included are theories, research results, clinically observing teaching practice, monitoring supervisory performance and evaluating in-service, internships and field experiences to improve instruction and reduce grievances.

ELMP 7776 Curriculum Design and Engineering provides an advanced course designed to encompass program-engineering capability for all K-12 administrators and specific strategies for recasting curricula in light of the societal demands for accountability.

ELMP 8981 Administrative Internship is required in K-12 or higher education with permission of administrator and Department of Education Administration and Supervision.

ELMP 8983 Leadership and Management Assessment covers diagnostic and prescriptive teaching models including 12 critical skill areas of leadership and management.

ELMP 8891 Directed Research in Administration and Supervision presents research methodology and procedures in educational administration and supervision. Students develop a research project with the guidance of the professor.

ELMP 9999 Culminating Research Seminar is designed to synthesize all coursework into a final major research project.

Program Director:
Al Galloway, Ph.D.

(973) 275-2417

Assistant Program Director:
Mel Katz, Ed.D.

(973) 275-2469

Outcomes Link

Sign In to PirateNet