Supervisor Licensure – 12 Credits


Program Description

The Supervisor’s Licensure prepares students for department supervision. To receive the supervisor’s licensure, the State of New Jersey requires an individual to earn a master’s degree and incorporate the following courses into, or take them in addition to, that master’s degree.

Therefore, students without a master’s degree, who would like to earn a supervisor’s licensure, can complete the Master in Instructional Leadership, Educational Leadership, or Literacy Instruction program and incorporate these courses into their course of study.

Students already holding a master’s degree and a teaching certificate or Educational Services Certificate can decide to take the following additional four courses to obtain their supervisor’s licensure.

Please note: The NJ Department of Education requires students applying for Supervisor Licensure have a minimum of 3 years successful, full-time teaching and/or educational services experience.

Note: If you have already been admitted to the program, please contact the Program Director, for clarification as to how to progress towards earning your degree.

Program Goals

Thoroughly framed within the context of the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), students in the Supervisory Licensure program will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of and competence in the practice of educational Supervision, Evaluation and Assessment
  • Understand the role and dynamics surrounding Instructional Supervisors in K-12 Schools
  • Gain an appreciation of the value of clinical coaching to support continuous school and pupil improvement
  • Understand the frameworks of both curricular organization and staff evaluation

Program Requirements

  • Graduate students must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each course. Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of “C” (to include C+, C, or C-) will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student who has received a grade of “C” must repeat the course. No grades of “D” will be given (anything lower than a C- is a F). A grade of “F” will result in dismissal from the program. Note: If a student repeats a course in which a grade of “C” has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of “C” will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions Requirements

  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • Teaching or Educational Services Certification – Please send a copy of your standard certificate or your Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing with your application. (If you do not have a teaching certification please contact the Transfer Admissions Office regarding the Post Baccalaureate teaching certification program.)

Curriculum Requirements


GED-550Sem. in Curriculal Eval.& Assesment Eval


GED-642Case Studies in Supervision Case Studies


GED-650Principles & Practices of Supervision


GED-651Curriculum Development & Evaluation