The programs provide learners with the flexibility and convenience of online learning coupled with the accreditation, quality, and reputation of Montclair State University.
Students focus on one course per session allowing for rigorous course immersion. Each course lasts for seven-and-a-half weeks during which students build a strong academic background in the field of educational leadership. Students can earn their degree in 2 years without the stress of taking multiple courses simultaneously.
The online program offers the same accredited curricula as the on-campus equivalent and is taught by accomplished and credentialed faculty. Classes are delivered purely online and blend both theory and practice.
Educational Leadership, M.A. Students can now earn the degree entirely online.
With a strong theoretical foundation and a practical structure, the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership provides students with the conceptual tools and professional preparation necessary to become accomplished school leaders. Coursework covers a variety of areas including supervision, leadership, assessment, decision making, student achievement, and school and community relations.
Graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership seeking to be principals, vice principals, supervisors, directors, or school superintendents will participate in courses:
To help develop and/or support a personal philosophy of education and social consciousness consistent with related theories of learning and human development.
To develop characteristics required for effective leadership in education.
To analyze educational organizations and plan programs and strategies for increasing organizational effectiveness.
To develop techniques to facilitate interpersonal and group problem-solving and decision-making.
To develop skills in managing change and conflict in educational endeavors.
To interpret research findings and design and implement research techniques for their organizational needs.
Applications are now being accepted for January 2013 start. Application deadline: December 1, 2012.