This 18-credit, 6-course certificate program focuses on the skills needed to administer an athletic program on the high school level. The course of study is intended to lead to employment at secondary schools, with an emphasis on athletic curricula. The program fulfills the New Jersey Supervisor Standard certificate requirement. These credits can also be applied to the Master of Sport Management degree program. 


Note: ONLY NJ certified teachers are eligible for the high school athletic director certificate.  All courses available in online modality.

  • EDUC6702 Curriculum and Instruction Theory and Practice
  • EDUC6703 Supervision of Instruction and Personnel Evaluation
  • EDUC6704 Change: Curriculum Development & Program Improvement
  • EDUC6718 Curriculum Program Evaluation & Student Assessment
  • MSA6607 Human Resource Administration in Sports Organizations
  • MSA6704 Internship

Course Descriptions

  • EDUC6702 Students will study and analyze the historic and philosophic roots of contemporary curriculum theory and development. New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and alignment will be addressed in this course, and the implication on New Jersey Administrative Code requirements on program, assessment and graduation requirements.

  • EDUC6703 Students will study and analyze the various models of supervision and evaluation with a special emphasis on the development of the skills necessary to promote effective instruction of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in the classroom. Formative and summative staff evaluation strategies as well as effective coaching and mentoring techniques necessary for success in a diverse school community will be investigated. The implication of the New Jersey Administration Code requirements on professional behavior, SLO'S, SGP'S PARCC testing, and schoolwide improvement of program and state assessment of pupil performance will be reviewed.

  • EDUC6704 Students will examine current research on educational change and collaborative strategies for increasing communication and engaging stakeholders in the change process. A primary focus of the course is to provide students with the skills needed in assessing the school culture, developing a vision and plan for school improvement. The course will focus on several change models and strategies, strategic planning, and the communication of the change process within the learning community.

  • EDUC6718 This course focuses on basic measurement concepts, the role of measurement in education, construction of teacher-made tests and other classroom assessments, interpretation of standardized tests and fundamental descriptive statistics for evaluating student performance, school improvement efforts, and various designs for process and outcome evaluation of curricula. In addition, the course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the purposes and the logic of various testing programs, including classroom testing,state and national testing programs. Data analysis of New Jersey Statewide Tests that measure student performance will be used to assist in developing skills in data-based decision making that lead to the construction of school improvement plans and determining school goals for professional development and instructional emphasis.

  • MSA6607 This course will explore administrative regulations, and techniques, procedures and policies for effective personnel administration, and legal and ethical parameters that guide personnel in organizations. Additional topics include communication, compensation, negotiation, appraisal processes, training and development, and decision making.

  • MSA6704 This is a practical experience of previously learned skills and knowledge. The internship assignment will depend on the student146s background and specific goals. Although efforts will be made to match students with appropriate opportunities to enhance their learning, some students may not be able to perform such an internship due to work or family responsibilities. In those cases, a specific job related project can be approved by the Program Chair.