Educational Leadership and Administration

Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership


This 30-credit program prepares you for an administrative post in K-12 public and private school systems. Through an advanced curriculum you will receive the training and credentials needed to qualify for New York State certification as both a school building leader and a school district leader. Upon completion of the coursework, students must pass the New York State School Leadership Assessment.

Course offerings include topics in leadership, supervision, law and curricular concerns in public school administration, as well as district administrative problems and solutions. Under the mentorship of a school administrator, students will complete a 400-hour, hands-on administrative internship. Candidates for this program must possess a master’s degree, permanent teaching certificate and three years of teaching under such certification.


M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership

The 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.

M.S. Ed. in School District Business Leader

The 36-credit Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School District Business Leader prepares graduates for the positions of assistant, associate or deputy superintendent for business. Course work includes 30 hours in school administration as well as a 400-hour supervised internship in a school business office. Courses include issues involving school finance, school business administration, the school budget process and school district administration. Students without teaching experience may qualify for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader.

Candidates for this program must have a bachelor’s degree, an appropriate career background and prior graduate work or anticipation of further graduate work. Upon completion of their coursework students must pass the New York State School Leadership Assessment in order to be certified as a school district business leader.

Note: New York State certification as a School District Business Leader requires a total of 60 graduate credits, including the master’s degree. Consult the State Education Department for more information.

Advanced Certificate in School District Business Leader

Required Courses

Administration Core Courses

EDL 630

Administrative Core I

6.00

EDL 631

Administrative Core II

3.00

School District Business Leadership Courses

EDL 633

School Business Administration

3.00

EDL 636

Public School Finance  

3.00

EDL 641

School District Administration: Problems and Issues

3.00

EDL 652

Seminar in School Business Office

3.00

One of the following Elective Courses:

EDL 635

School Law

3.00

Required Educational Leadership Internship

EDL 651

Internship in School Administration – Advanced Certificate Level

6.00

Credit and GPA Requirements

Minimum Total Credits: 30

Minimum Major Credits: 3.00


Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership

Required Courses

Administration Core Courses

EDL 630

Administrative Core I

6.00

EDL 631

Administrative Core II

3.00

Elective Courses

EDL 632

Curricular Concerns in Public School Administration

3.00

EDL 635

School Law

3.00

EDL 636

Public School Finance

3.00

EDL 637

Supervisor in the School Setting 

3.00

EDL 641

School District Administration

3.00

Required Educational Leadership Internship

EDL 651

Internship in School Administration -

Advanced Certificate

6.00

Credits and GPA Requirements

Minimum Total Credits: 30

Minimum Major GPA: 3:00


CONTACT

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