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Department of Educational Services and Leadership

Department of Educational Services and Leadership

The Department of Educational Services and Leadership offers post-baccalaureate and graduate programs that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to bring about transformative leadership and change that promote highly effective educational institutions. The department is organized around what educational leaders and practitioners need to know and be able to do in order to foster learning organizations that are responsive to societal needs and demands regarding P-16 education. To this end students can enroll in programs that lead to a doctorate in educational leadership and master’s degree and/or certificate programs in school counseling, school psychology, school nursing, school administration, school supervision, and higher education administration and instruction. We offer a variety of modalities in our course offerings including accelerated programs, online and hybrid programs, as well as traditional on-campus classes. All of our programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition, the school psychology program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the school counseling program is approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Department is housed in the College of Education and is located in James Hall. The Department’s faculty is mindful of adult learning needs and seeks to engage students academically, professionally and personally. We look forward to reviewing your application and providing you with the necessary information that will assist you in making an informed decision regarding your professional plans.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to create a network of leaders who will facilitate profound and meaningful change for education.
We promote the knowledge, skills, professional dispositions, global perspectives and multicultural competencies within collaborative, holistic learning-centered environments.
Our highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff and graduates integrate teaching, research, scholarship, and community service to enhance the learning, mental health, leadership and personal development of students and clients in applied settings.
We adhere to the highest ethical standards in preparing our students as transformational leaders, scientist-practitioners and advocates for social justice.