Ed.M. in Educational Administration and Supervision (Option C)

    Program Overview

    The Ed.M. in Educational Administration and Supervision (Option C) program at the GSE is nationally certified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and prepares candidates for positions of leadership in public and private K-12 schools and higher education institutions that do not require administrator certification. It builds on a foundation of course work in educational administration and leadership and allows the opportunity for students to choose electives in specific areas of expertise for deeper inquiry. Students will develop their skills in, and be evaluated on principles of general and instructional leadership and management, and their ability to demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills, and dispositions to function effectively within in various educational contexts.

    This program does not prepare students for certification. For candidates interested in pursuing a master of education degree in administration and supervision within elementary or secondary education with certification, the following two programs are also available:

      • Option A: Prepares students for New Jersey principal and supervisor certification
      • Option B: Prepares students for New Jersey principal certification only

    For more information about the Option C program:

    Program Details

    Application Deadline

    Feb 1 / Nov 1

    Entry Term(s)

    Fall / Spring

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  • What You’ll Learn

    Through research-driven coursework and guidance from expert faculty, candidates enrolled in this program will deepen their knowledge of educational administration and refine their leadership skills to become agents of change promoting each student’s academic success and well-being. Graduates will possess the ability to develop and support academically rigorous, equitable systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that effectively facilitate student learning and academic success. They will possess the competencies to cultivate an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community and the flexibility to apply these learnings across settings and within various educational contexts.

    For more information about the courses in this program, please visit the course catalog and online schedule of classes.

  • Program Requirements

    This program typically takes 2 years to complete and requires:

    • 30 Graduate Course Credits
      • 6 Credits – Foundational Courses
      • 15 Credits – Educational Administration Courses
      • 9 Credits – Outside Elective Courses

    Accepted students have 5 years to complete the program.

  • Careers and Outcomes

    The Ed.M. in Educational Administration and Supervision (Option C) program prepares candidates for positions of leadership in public and private K-12 schools and higher education institutions that do not require administrator certification. Graduates may consider leadership roles including Adult and Continuing Education, College Student Affairs, training manager, curriculum specialist, and education consultant.

  • Admissions Requirements
    • Personal Statement 
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Undergraduate Transcripts
    • Official Graduate Transcripts (if applicable)
  • How to Apply
    1. Collect the materials required for admission
    2. Submit your application online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/
    3. Submit supporting materials online
    4. Any supporting materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to Graduate Admissions’ New Brunswick office. Their mailing address can be found here: https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/about/contact-us
  • Tuition & Financial Assistance


    For tuition and fees information please visit the tuition landing page.

    Financial Aid:

    While students are encouraged to apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there are a number of other merit- and need-based support options, including loans and college work-study programs within and external to Rutgers. For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

    Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships:

    Generous GSE alumni, friends, and community members have established and continue to donate to more than one dozen fellowships and scholarships to help deserving students reach their goals. These awards are granted on the basis of academic achievement and or financial need. While these awards are competitive, interested students are encouraged to apply for consideration and submit the required materials. Students must also submit a FAFSA application to be eligible.  

    To review all current awards and learn more about the donors that established them, please click here.

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