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Register for Graduate Open House

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will offer a new Master of Arts in Educational Leadership making it possible for teachers in Northern New Jersey to further their careers and obtain a New Jersey Administrator/Principal Endorsement.

Classes commence in Fall 2011 and prospective graduate students may learn more about the program at a Graduate Programs Open House on Tuesday, May 3 at the College.

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) program is designed to produce talented and confident contemporary New Jersey school leaders well-grounded in administrative practices, and equipped with the dispositions, characteristics and skills essential for success.

“Our new program will provide tomorrow’s education leaders with the interpersonal, problem solving, technical and organizational proficiencies critical to their careers and the futures of New Jersey’s schoolchildren,” said Provost Beth Barnett. “Ramapo College is pleased to offer this flexible, practical program that is designed in recognition of the unique needs of working educational professionals.

In order to prepare highly competent educational leaders who are able to apply research-based best practices, the 36-credit program will provide unique learning opportunities that enable students to internalize such practices through observation, field-based application and mentoring, in real school settings.

Opportunities unique to the program include:

  • Extensive field-based experiences with exemplary educational leaders who have consistently implemented research-based best practices with success.
  • Individual and/or collaborative action research in an authentic context.
  • Differentiated learning driven by the development and implementation of an individual Professional Growth Plan (PGP), consistent with the NJDOE-required model.
  • Opportunities to engage in collegial discourse with fellow educators, outstanding educational leaders and researchers, and representatives of prominent educational organizations.
  • Opportunities for international study and collaboration.
  • Integration of technology to allow for enhanced learning and performance.

For more information about the MAELS program visit:

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers five graduate programs, including the new Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Educational Technology. The open house will be held Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m in the Trustees Pavilion.

For more information about the upcoming Graduate Program Open House, or to register, visit:


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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