Educational Leadership, AC - ONLINE

Sample Degree Map

SUNY Fredonia is offering a unique, entirely ONLINE, NYSED approved, Advanced Certificate program in Educational Leadership. Graduates of the program meet the educational requirements for certification as a School Building Leader AND School District Leadership.

Admission Requirements

  • Valid New York State Education Department (NYSED) teaching certification or equivalent in a core area
  • Master’s degree in education or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Three years of satisfactory teaching or professional experience in a PreK-12 school or its equivalent
  • Evidence of completion of DASA training for New York State
  • Two written recommendations, one each from the applicant’s:
    • District superintendent and
    • Immediate supervisor

Enrolling in an advanced certificate graduate program at Fredonia will give you the opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge. Studying with engaged faculty and participating in applied learning experiences prepare you to meet challenges and be successful in your profession. This plan provides a sample pathway to program completion, and it can be used as a guide and a checklist for program requirements. For complete information about this program, please consult the university catalog at:

Who to contact

Dr. Greg Geer

Sample Degree Plan

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDUL 614 Intro to Educational Leadership 3
EDUL 616 School Law 3


Course Credits
EDUL 615 Operations and Management 3

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDUL 618 Instructional Leadership 3
EDUL 619 Problem Solving 3


Course Credits
EDUL 620 Culturally Responsive Leadership 3
EDUL 630 School District Leadership 3
EDUL 617 Personnel Leadership 3

Fall Semester

Course Credits
EDUL 640 Internship 1 3

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDUL 641 Internship 2 3


The courses are taught by experienced school leaders who wed theory to practice. Field experiences, a unique internship structure, and opportunities to explore individual interests are core components of the program.

- Fall and spring admission options are available
- EDUL 614 - Intro to Educational Leadership is also available to those who start during the spring semester. This course is a prerequisite for EDUL 617, EDUL 618, EDUL 630, EDUL 640, EDUL 641.
- Passing of NYSED - CST in School District Leadership required before an Advanced Certificate degree is awarded.

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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