James Pedersen, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration

Dr. James Pedersen started his educational career as an assistant teacher working with students with Autism at Regional Day School in Jersey City. He then went on to teach English for the East Orange School District at Clifford J. Scott High School, where he received the Teacher of The Yearaward, and then later became assistant principal at East Orange Campus High School.

 

In 2010, he became the principal of South Plainfield High School,and was appointed superintendent for the Essex County Schools of Technology in 2015.

 

Dr. Pedersen has been an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, including Felician University, Montclair University and New Jersey City University, and is the author of several articles and two books focusing on education: Rise of the Millennial Parents (2013) and Summer versus School: The Possibilities of the Year-Round School (2015).

 

Pedersen believes anything is possible through education, and that training new educators and educational leaders allows him the opportunity to help bridge the experiences of the past with the possibilities of the future.

Education

  • Bachelor's in English
    New Jersey City University
  • Master's in Urban Ed: Admin & Supervision
    New Jersey City University
  • Doctorate in Educ Leadership Mgmt Policy
    Seton Hall University

Research Interests

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

64

Semester Credits

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

This degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.

34

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

Designed to help you become a school principal, this program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a P-12 school.

34

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

16

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

31

Semester Credits

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Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate

Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.

18

Semester Credits

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