June 6, 2016

Academically Talented Program

Hackettstown, N.J. – School administrators and educators in the northwest region of New Jersey no longer have to travel a distance to earn an Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership as Centenary University, formerly Centenary University, will be launching this program in Fall 2016.  This is the first terminal degree that is being offered by the institution which received university designation last week.

This program will fill a geographic void.  Currently students from the northwestern portion of the state who are looking to enroll in a terminal degree program now must travel an hour or longer to complete a program that is offered in a traditional format.  Creation of this program at Centenary will not only increase the pool of talented educational leaders, but it will offer interested students in the area more choice in terms of format and more convenience in terms of location.

“This is an exciting time at Centenary University,” says Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, Centenary University President.  “I am especially enthusiastic about this degree because it is consistent with the mission of career preparation and service to the community and will offer candidates an opportunity to enter into professional leadership positions in public and private education for which there is a demonstrated need.”

The program was designed because the ever-changing landscape of K-12 education is creating a demand for school leaders with a wide breadth of experience and education.  The possession of an earned terminal degree has become a requirement for employment in upper level leadership positions in both public and private schools.  This program will provide professional opportunity and upward mobility to students who otherwise would plateau in the leadership framework.

This new degree level of a doctorate in Educational Leadership will focus on K-12 Leadership.  This program incorporates a functional research element that is germane to the candidate’s work.  Coursework is designed to meet New Jersey Department of Education code and regulations consistent with the New Jersey School Administrator certificate.

For more information about the Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership, please call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2073 or visit here.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies college distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body.  Centenary is the only baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution in northwest New Jersey.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary School of Professional Studies offers degree programs and in the following locations: Parsippany, Edison and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad opportunities.   

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