Educational Administration and Supervision (Option A - Principal and Supervisor Certification)

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Administration
  • Leadership
  • Supervision
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
  • On-Campus
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Certificate
  • Degree


The Ed.M. in Educational Administration and Supervision, Option A, prepares students for both principal and supervisor certification. At the master’s degree level, typical programs are offered for school principals, supervisors, and leaders in higher education. To obtain a master of education degree in administration in supervision within elementary or secondary education, students must choose one of the following options:

  • Option A (39 credits) meets the requirements for New Jersey principal and supervisor certification.
  • Option B (36 credits) prepares students for the principal certification only.
  • Option C (30 credits) prepares students in general administration.

The program information on this page pertains to Option A (principal and supervisor certification) only. The GSE also offers a programs in principal certification (Option B) and without certification (Option C).


Applications can be completed online. Applications are due by February 1 for fall admission and by November 1 for spring admission.


Program Accreditation

The Rutgers University Leadership in Educational Administration and Supervision Program is nationally certified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Current certification is for the period 2014-2021. The most recent summary of performance data for our educational administration students can be downloaded here.

Program Requirements

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

A complete listing of degree requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Bruce D. Baker.


Additional Requirements for New Jersey Certification

To be certified as a principal and supervisor in New Jersey, graduates of the GSE's masters program in educational administration must also:

  1. Complete state mandated administrative training in the prevention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB). Details on the required training can be downloaded here.
  2. Pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. For more information on the SLLA, see
  3. For more information on state principal certification requirements, see