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M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership

School Building LeadersThe 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership equips today's educators with the skills they need to effectively balance six essential components of successful school district administration: human relations, leadership, school-community relations, research, school business, and technology. In addition to coursework in subject areas ranging from curricular concerns to supervision to school law, you will gain valuable insight from our outstanding team of professors - all of whom are active in their specialized fields.

Under the mentorship of a school administrator, students will complete a 400-hour, hands-on administrative internship. Upon completion of this program (and successful passage of the New York State School Leadership Assessment) students will be eligible for New York state certification as a School Building Leader. Candidates for this program must have a bachelor’s degree, permanent or professional state certification in teaching or an educational specialty and satisfactory completion of three years of teaching.

Program Goals

  • To empower talented educators to advance to administrative positions
  • To impart knowledge and skills that will benefit schools and school districts
  • To expand career options for educators