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Certificate of Advanced Study: School Building Leadership

* This site offers basic guidelines for Degree completion. The department may have additional restrictions in addition to the information below. Please see the Graduate Course Catalog for more information.

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership is available to candidates who already possess teaching certification, a Master's degree in education or a related field, and three years of satisfactory teaching or professional experience in a Pre-K-12 setting. The program leads to a recommendation to the New York State Education Department for initial certification as a School Building Leader (SBL). This certificate allows the candidate to assume such roles as principal, assistant principal, supervisor, department chairperson, or program coordinator.

Please note additional program requirements. For general admission requirements, please see the Application Procedures.

Program Requirements Hours
A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level courses, including a 600-clock hour internship:
EDU 614 Principles of School Administration and Leadership 3
EDU 615 School Building Leader 3
EDU 616 Supervision I: Theory and Practice 3
EDU 617 Supervision II: Supervision to Improve Instruction 3
EDU 618 Internship I: Educational Leadership 3
EDU 619 Internship II: Educational Leadership 3
EDU 620 Public School Finance 3
EDU 624 Contemporary Problems in School Leadership 3
EDU 626 Public School Law 3
EDU 630 Creating Safe and Productive Schools 3
Internship Portfolio providing evidence of the candidate's impact on students in a Pre-K-12 setting. 0
Comprehensive oral or written examination that covers the professional component of the student's program, as determined by the advisor. 0

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