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Educational Leadership (Online) Program at Fredonia

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Educational leadership training at the State University of New York at Fredonia has been redesigned to create a single direct path for educators already working in K-12 school districts to attain advanced certifications that lead to becoming a school building and school district leader. The new program – taught completely online – consolidates Fredonia’s former Certificates of Advanced Study in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership programs.  You can engage in your course work around your work schedule, making it much more convenient for working professionals. You don't have to travel; you'll have direct access to instructors through emails and video conferencing.

See a PDF example program for Educational Leadership A.C.

The Fredonia Difference

This redesigned program aligns with all current professional benchmarks, including National Educational Leadership Preparation standards and Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, which New York state has adopted. The new program consists of 30 credit hours of course work including a one-year internship in your home school district. The program can be completed in two years with full-time enrollment. A new feature of this Educational Leadership program is your mentor for your internship will be provided with mentor training.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Successful completion of SUNY Fredonia’s teacher education programs is sufficient for meeting the educational requirements for licensure or certification in New York as a teacher. Successful completion of the program may also be sufficient for meeting the educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states, but this has not been determined by SUNY Fredonia. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their states’ certification entity to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by that state. 

Career Opportunities for Educational Leadership (Online)

  • School principal
  • School district superintendent
  • School district leadership positions
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Customized learning

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Engage in your course work around your schedule.

Cutting-edge program

Practice-based learning that leaders in the field desire

Aligns with all current professional benchmarks

including National Educational Leadership Preparation standards and Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

Sample Courses

EDUL 614 Introduction to Educational Leadership

This course provides an introduction to educational leadership: various theories and models of educational and school leadership and management; the structure of education at the local, state, and national levels; and the New York State Codes and Standards governing schools and school building leaders. This course also covers the foundational skills for leadership, the role and evaluation of the school principal and district superintendent; organizational structures of schools; collaborative and reflective leadership; and all wrapped in the ethical blanket of mission, vision and core values.

EDUL 615 Operation & Management Systems

This course focuses on the operation and management administrative systems that promote the mission and vision of the school and support each student’s learning needs. These systems include resource management of fiscal, physical and staff resources, time management, data management, support services, and budgeting. Candidates also consider how school building leaders can employ technology and software to improve the quality and efficiency of these systems and be responsible, ethical, and accountable stewards of them.

EDUL 620 Culturally Responsive Leadership

This course explores how effective educational leaders engage families and the community in meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways to promote each student's academic success and well-being. The course assists candidates to learn to act with equity, cultural competence and responsiveness in their interactions, decision making, and practice to promote student learning and school improvement.

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