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EDL-8100 Field-Based Internship for District Administrators

This course is the final internship required for completion of the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEdL) program for the Superintendent and School Business Administrator paths. The internship requires engagement in a 150-hour field-based internship experience in a comprehensive school district serving children in pre-K-12. Under the supervision of a local district official and course mentor, aspiring school leaders put leadership theory into practice by co-planning and implementing a series of administrative and supervisory activities that address relevant professional standards. Candidates are assessed on their substantiation of standards-based competencies and documentation of the required internship hours.

By the end of this course, school superintendent candidates must complete the full 150-hour school district central office internship requirement for the New Jersey School Administrator endorsement that authorizes you to be employed as a district-level administrator.

  • Prior to beginning this course, you must secure the appropriate permissions to conduct a central office administrative internship with an on-site administrative supervisor who holds state certification aligned with the endorsement you are seeking. If the administrator who signed your Administrative Supervisor form during the admissions process is no longer in their position, please contact the Office of the Dean. We will need to collaboratively identify an on-site administrator with the required credentials willing to mentor you.
Internship activities must be above and beyond those required for a non-administrative or building-level position. Hours may be completed during your prep time or lunch, before or after work, or during vacations, weekends, and school district breaks.

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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