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MA in Educational Leadership

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at Thomas Edison State College

Information about our Educational Leadership program.

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEdL) serves adults who wish to prepare for roles as school and district leaders. The program is offered completely online and aims to promote an understanding of educational leadership and administration through a process which is based upon the national ISLLC standards. These standards have been identified as critical to successful school leadership. The six standards are: vision, school culture, management, community collaboration, integrity-fairness and ethical action, and political, social, economic, legal and cultural influences. Enrollment in the MAEdL program is limited to accepted and matriculated students.

Students may select from three areas of study within the MAEdL degree program:

School Business Administration is a 36-credit program that prepares graduates to earn school business administrator endorsement.

This degree provides a curriculum that encompasses the academic and professional areas of business and management while meeting the academic requirements for the New Jersey Department of Education administrative certification with the endorsement of School Business Administrator. Before qualifying for the School Business Administrator endorsement in New Jersey, candidates must satisfy additional requirements include completing a 150 hour internship in educational leadership at the district level with the School Business Administrator or Superintendent. For more information on these and other requirements, please refer to State of New Jersey website. The program utilizes existing courses within both the School of Business and Management and the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences Educational Leadership Program.

The School Business Administration (SBA) graduate program at Thomas Edison State University enables you to earn a MAEdL degree that prepares you for positions managing the business policies, and district program budgets of school organizations.

About the MAEDL Program


36 – 42

Estimated Cost of Degree:

$24,396 – $28,404

Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $668 per credit
  • $298 graduation fee

Excludes books or other fees
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Entirely Online

Transfer Credits:

Up to 12 Credits

Kappa Delta Pi

The International Honor Society in Education

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