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EDL-7100 Field-Based Internship and Professional Portfolio for Building Administrators II

This course is the final internship required for completion of the Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Leadership program. Each internship course requires engagement in a 100-hour field-based internship experience in an authentic school or district setting. Under the supervision of a mentor administrator and course mentor, aspiring school leaders put leadership theory into practice by co-planning and implementing a series of administrative, supervisory, curricular, and professional development activities that address each of the professional standards. Candidates document their experiences in an electronic portfolio that includes artifacts of practice, letters of endorsement or support from qualified site administrators, class assignments and research papers, reflective journal entries, contact logs with mentors, and self-assessment narratives. Portfolios are assessed on their substantiation of standards-based competencies and documentation of the required internship hours.

  • Internship activities must be above and beyond those required for your current position as a teacher or other non-administrative educational role. Hours may be completed during your prep time, lunch, before or after school, on school breaks, and on weekends.
  • You may only enroll in EDL-7100 after 200 documented hours of appropriate field-based activities are completed in EDL-7000 and in several other courses in the program. All field-based activities must be approved by your administrative supervisor and TESU mentors. By the end of this course, you must complete the full 300-hour building-level requirement for the New Jersey CE Principal endorsement.

Note: Students who are outside of New Jersey, be sure to check with your own state requirements since some states require a total of 320 hours.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2024, Mar 2024, May 2024, Jul 2024, Sep 2024, Nov 2024, Jan 2025, Mar 2025, May 2025

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