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Joseph Ciccone, Ed.D.
Educational Leadership

Santa Maria Hall 22D

Phone: (973) 290-4383

Admission Requirements

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Students applying for admission must present the documentation listed below to a selection committee comprised of Department of Education faculty. This committee will assess the documentation based upon the New Jersey Professional Standards for School Leaders (NJPSSL).

  • An M.A. in Educational Leadership or related field.
  • Evidence of leadership experience including Certification as Principal and/or Supervisor.
  • Outstanding academic success in prior graduate work including an official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate colleges/universities attended. Courses taken at colleges in countries outside the United States must be evaluated by WES (World Education Services) for a course-by-course evaluation. For additional information on certified university record translations, students should contact WES at 800-937-3895 or by email at
  • Evidence of scholarly work (Master's thesis, Action Research, publication) and an on-site writing sample as required by faculty.
  • One letter of recommendation from a college/university professor attesting to candidate's ability to perform a high level of academic work in the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to professional competency (in addition to the one letter from college/university professor)

The final step in the admission process will be a successful interview with a faculty committee.