Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Outcomes & Competencies

Outcomes for MAEdL - Building Leadership (36 credits)


Outcomes for MAEdL - District Leadership (42 credits)

MAEdL - Building Leadership:

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Graduates of the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership will be able to promote the success of all students by articulating a vision of school and student success, identifying themselves as instructional leaders able to collaborate in developing strategies aimed at improving student learning and school performance, and demonstrating performance standards that improve teacher effectiveness and enhance student learning.

Standard 1: An education leader promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders.

  • collaboratively develop and implement a shared vision and mission
  • collect and use data to identify goals, assess organizational effectiveness and promote organizational learning
  • create and implement plans to achieve goals
  • promote continuous and sustainable improvement
  • monitor and evaluate progress and revise plans

Standard 2: An education leader promotes the success of every student by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.

  • nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning and high expectations
  • create a comprehensive, rigorous, and coherent curricular program
  • create a personalized and motivating learning environment for students
  • supervise instruction
  • develop assessment and accountability systems to monitor student progress
  • develop the instructional and leadership capacity of staff
  • maximize time spent on quality instruction
  • promote the use of the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning
  • monitor and evaluate the impact of the instructional program

Standard 3: An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.

  • monitor and evaluate the management and operational systems
  • obtain, allocate, align, and efficiently utilize human, fiscal, and technological resources
  • promote and protect the welfare and safety of students and staff
  • develop the capacity for distributed leadership
  • ensure teacher and organizational time is focused to support quality instruction and student learning

Standard 4: An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.

  • collect and analyze data and information pertinent to the educational environment
  • promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the community’s diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources
  • build and sustain positive relationships with families and caregivers
  • build and sustain productive relationships with community partners

Standard 5: An education leader promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

  • ensure a system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success
  • model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior
  • safeguard the values of democracy, equity, and diversity
  • consider and evaluate the potential moral and legal consequences of decision-making
  • promote social justice and ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling

Standard 6: An education leader promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.

  • advocate for children, families, and caregivers
  • act to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting student learning
  • assess, analyze, and anticipate emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt leadership strategies

Graduates holding a current New Jersey teacher’s license will be eligible to earn the Supervisor and Principal endorsements in New Jersey.

MAEdL - District Leadership:

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Graduates of the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – District Leadership Area of Study will be able to promote the success of every student by:

  1. Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by all stakeholders;
  2. Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school and district culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth;
  3. Ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment;
  4. Collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources;
  5. Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner;
  6. Understanding, responding to and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context of the school system; and
  7. Acting in a leadership role cognizant of and consistent with the multiple influences of stakeholder interests at the school district level.
Graduates holding a current New Jersey teacher’s license will be eligible to earn the Supervisor, Principal and School Administrator endorsements in New Jersey.