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Master of Science Degree in School Building Leader leading to Initial/Professional Certification as a School Building Leader 

Master of Science Degree in School Building Leader and School District Leader

Master of Science Degree in School District Leader

Advanced Certificate in School Building Leader leading to Initial/Professional Certification as a School building Leader

Advanced Diploma in School District Leader

Master of Science Degree in School Building Leader leading to Initial/Professional Certification as a School Building Leader –
30-33 credits


The Master of Science degree program focuses on assisting students to obtain knowledge of current theory, best practices and issues involved in building level leadership. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of necessary innovation through effective communication, research, collaboration, evaluation, and reflection. The 30-33 credits required for the Master of Science degree in educational leadership consists of 27 credits of core course requirements, and 3-6 credits of a supervised internship depending on whether the student chooses a full-time or part-time internship. The program leads to initial/professional New York State certification as School Building Leader.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be evaluated for admission to candidacy upon completion of twelve credits toward the master’s degree. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Required Courses– 30-33 credits
EDL 602 The Principalship: Operational Models for Effective Schools 3 cr.
EDL 604 Curriculum and Instruction for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 606 Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Supervision 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 701 Educational Leadership: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
EDL 703 School Law 3 cr.
EDL 705 Financial & Facility Management for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 708 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
EDL 710 Research, Assessment and Data Analysis 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits) 
EDL 960 Internship in School Building Leadership (Full-time Internship) 3 cr.
EDL 961 Internship I in School Building Leadership (Part-time Internship) 3 cr.
EDL 962 Internship II in School Building Leadership (Part-time Internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 30-33 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Demonstration of professional suitability for the field;
  5. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  6. Successful completion of the written and performance components of the New
    York State examination in School Building Leadership;
  7. Candidates for graduation who have not previously done so will need to take two 2-hour workshops in “School Violence Prevention and Intervention” and also in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  8. Although not required for graduation, fingerprinting will be required for New York State certification.

NYSED Examination in School Building Leadership
Effective September 1, 2007 all applicants for certification as a School Building Leader will be required to take and pass an examination required by the New York State Education Department. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com. Successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examination in School Building Leadership is a requirement for this Master’s degree in School Building Leader.

Master of Science Degree in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership leading to Initial/Professional Certification as a School Building Leader and Professional Certification as a School District Leader – 39-42 credits

This Master of Science degree program focuses on assisting students to obtain knowledge of current theory, best practices, and issues involved in school building level and school district level leadership. The 39-42 credits required for the degree includes 3-6 credits of internship depending on the student’s choice of full-time or part-time internship. The program leads to New York State initial/professional certification as School Building Leader and professional certification as School District Leader. In order to receive professional certification as School District Leader, students must have successfully completed three (3) years of classroom teaching service and/or educational leadership service and/or pupil personnel service experience in public or non-public schools grades PK-12 and a total of 60 graduate level credits.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Required Courses 39-42 credits
EDL 602 Principalship: Operational Models for Effective Schools 3 cr.
EDL 604 Curriculum & Instruction for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 606 Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Supervision 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 701 Educational Leadership: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
EDL 703 School Law 3 cr.
EDL 705 Financial & Facility Management for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 708 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
EDL 710 Research, Assessment, & Data Analysis 3 cr.
EDL 802 Building Effective School Board & Community Relationships 3 cr.
EDL 806 Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
EDL 809 Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making & Ethics 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 966 Internship in School Building and School District Leadership(Full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 967 Internship I in School Building and School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 968 Internship II in School Building and School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 39-42 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Demonstration of professional suitability for the field;
  5. Successful completion of the written and performance components of the New York State examinations Please note successful completion of the exam in School Building Leadership is required for certificate in School District Leadership;
  6. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  7. Candidates for graduation who have not previously done so will need to take two 2-hour workshops in “School Violence Prevention and Intervention” and also in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment;
  8. Although not required for graduation, fingerprinting will be required for New York State certification.

NYSED Examinations in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership
Effective September 1, 2007 all applicants for certification as a School Building Leader and/or School District Leader will be required to take and pass an examination required by the New York State Education Department. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com. Successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examinations in School District Leadership is a requirement for this Master’s degree in School Building Leader and School District Leader. Successful completion of the examination in School Building Leadership is required for certification.

Master of Science Degree in School Building Leader and School District Leader – non-certification – 39-42 credits

This Master of Science degree program focuses on assisting students to obtain knowledge of current theory, best practices, and issues involved in school building level and school district level leadership. The 39-42 credits required for the degree includes 3-6 credits of internship depending on the student’s choice of full-time or part-time internship. The program does not lead to New York State certification as a School Building Leader or as a School District Leader.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Required Courses -- 39-42 credits
EDL 602 Principalship: Operational Models for Effective Schools 3 cr.
EDL 604 Curriculum & Instruction for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 606 Enhancing Teaching & Learning through Supervision 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 701 Educational Leadership: Administrative Theory & Practice 3 cr.
EDL 703 School Law 3 cr.
EDL 705 Financial & Facility Management for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 708 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
EDL 710 Research, Assessment, & Data Analysis 3 cr.
EDL 802 Building Effective School Board & Community Relationships 3 cr.
EDL 806 Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
EDL 809 Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making & Ethics 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 966 Internship in School Building and School District Leadership (Full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 967 Internship I in School Building and School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 968 Internship II in School Building and School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 39-42 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Demonstration of professional suitability for the field;
  5. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  6. Successful completion of the written and performance components of the New York State examinations School District Leadership.

NYSED Examinations in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership
Although students in this master’s program will not be applying for New York State certification, successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examinations School District Leadership is still a requirement for this Master’s degree in School Building Leader and School District Leader. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com.

Master of Science Degree in School District Leader leading to Professional Certification as a School District Leader – 30 credits


This Master of Science degree program focuses on assisting students to obtain knowledge of current theory, best practices, and issues involved in district level leadership. The 30 credits required for the degree includes 3-6 credits of internship depending on the student’s choice of full-time or part-time internship. The program leads to New York State professional certification as a School District Leader. In order to receive professional certification as School District Leader, students must have successfully completed three (3) years of classroom teaching service and/or educational leadership service and/or pupil personnel service experience in public or non-public schools grades PK-12.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be evaluated for admission to candidacy upon completion of twelve credits toward the master’s degree. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Required Courses– 30 credits
EDL 701 Educational Leadership: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
EDL 703 School Law 3 cr.
EDL 705 Financial & Facility Management for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 708 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
EDL 710 Research, Assessment, & Data Analysis 3 cr.
EDL 802 Building Effective School Board & Community Relationships 3 cr.
EDL 806 Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders (for students taking the full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 809 Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making, & Ethics 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis
over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 963 Internship in School District Leadership (Full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 964 Internship I in School District Leadership (Full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 965 Internship II in School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 30 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Demonstration of professional suitability for the field;
  5. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  6. Successful completion of the written and performance components of the New York State examination in School District Leadership;
  7. Candidates for graduation who have not previously done so will need to take two 2-hour workshops in “School Violence Prevention and Intervention” and also in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  8. Although not required for graduation, fingerprinting will be required for New York State certification.

NYSED Examination in School District Leadership
Effective September 1, 2007 all applicants for certification as a School District Leader will be required to take and pass an examination required by the New York State Education Department. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com. Successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examination in School District Leadership is a requirement for this Master’s degree in School District Leader.

Master of Science Degree in School District Leader leading to Professional Certification as a School District Leader – non-certification program – 30 credits


This Master of Science degree program focuses on assisting students to obtain knowledge of current theory, best practices, and issues involved in district level leadership. The 30 credits required for the degree includes 3-6 credits of internship depending on the student’s choice of full-time or part-time internship. The program does not lead to New York State certification as a School District Leader.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be evaluated for admission to candidacy upon completion of twelve credits toward the master’s degree. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Required Courses – 30 credits
EDL 701 Educational Leadership: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
EDL 703 School Law 3 cr.
EDL 705 Financial & Facility Management for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 708 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
EDL 710 Research, Assessment, & Data Analysis 3 cr.
EDL 802 Building Effective School Board & Community Relationships  3 cr.
EDL 806 Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders (for students taking the full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 809 Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making, & Ethics 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 963 Internship in School District Leadership (Full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 964 Internship I in School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 965 Internship II in School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 30 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  5. Successful completion of the written and performance components of the New York State examination in School District Leadership.

NYSED Examination in School District Leadership
Although students in this master’s program will not be applying for New York State certification, successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examinations in School District Leadership is a requirement for this Master’s degree in School District Leader. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com.

Advanced Certificate in School Building Leader leading to Initial/Professional Certification as a School Building Leader – 18-21 credits


The Advanced Certificate in School Building Leader is an 18-21 credit program designed for those who already hold a master’s degree in teacher education, educational leadership, or pupil personnel services and who wish to assume leadership roles as consultants, mentors and staff development specialists in teacher centers, or as school building leaders. The program focuses on providing students with the conceptual and methodological foundations of staff development, the application of learning theory to adults, staff development strategies, curriculum development and instructional strategies that raise student achievement, leadership theory and practice, and financial management of staff development programs. The program leads to initial/professional state certification as School Building Leader.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be evaluated for admission to candidacy upon completion of twelve credits toward the master’s degree. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Required Courses – 18-21 credits
EDL 602 The Principalship: Operational Models for Effective Schools 3 cr.
EDL 604 Curriculum and Instruction for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 606 Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Supervision 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 781 Professional Staff Development 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis
over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 960 Internship in School Building Leadership (Full-time Internship 3 cr.
EDL 961 Internship I in School Building Leadership (Part-time Internship) 3 cr.
EDL 962 Internship II in School Building Leadership (Part-time Internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 18-21 credits of course work including six credits of internship;
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Successful completion of the examination in School Building Leadership;
  5. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation
  6. Candidates who have not previously done so will need to take two 2-hourworkshops in “School Violence Prevention and Intervention” and also in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  7. Although not required for graduation, fingerprinting will be required for New York State certification.

NYSED Examinations in School Building Leadership
Effective September 1, 2007 all applicants for certification as a School Building Leader will be required to take and pass an examination required by the New York State Education Department. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com. Successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examination in School Building Leadership is a requirement for this Advanced Certificate in School Building Leader.

Advanced Diploma in School District Leader leading to Professional
Certification as a School District Leader – 12-15 credits


The Advanced Diploma in School District Leader is a 12-15 credit program designed for those who already hold a master’s degree in teacher education, educational leadership, or pupil personnel services and who wish to assume leadership roles on the district level. The program focuses on current theory, practices, and issues in school district leadership.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be evaluated for admission to candidacy upon completion of twelve credits toward the master’s degree. Please see general candidacy guidelines at the beginning of the catalog.

Required Courses– 12-15 credits
EDL 802 Building Effective School Board & Community Relationships 3 cr.
EDL 806 Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
EDL 809 Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making, & Ethics 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 963 Internship in School District Leadership (Full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 964 Internship I in School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 965 Internship II in School District Leadership (Part-time internship) 3 cr.

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 12-15 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Demonstration of professional suitability for the field;
  5. Successful completion of the examination in School District Leadership;
  6. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  7. Candidates for graduation who have not previously done so will need to take two 2-hour workshops in “School Violence Prevention and Intervention” and also in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  8. Although not required for graduation, fingerprinting will be required for New York State certification.

NYSED Examination in School District Leadership
Effective September 1, 2007 all applicants for certification as a School District Leader will be required to take and pass an examination required by the New York State Education Department. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com. Successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examination in School District Leadership is a requirement for this Advanced Diploma in School District Leader.

Advanced Diploma in School District Leader (Alternative Certificate-Transitional D) leading to Professional Certification as a
School District Leader – 30 credi
ts


The Advanced Diploma program in School District Leader (Alternative Certificate-Transitional D) is a 30 credit program for exceptionally qualified individuals from other fields who already hold a master’s degree and are able to demonstrate the nine essential characteristics of effective leaders as a result of exemplary prior service for at least three years in a leadership position. This program leads to professional certification as School District Leader.

Admissions Requirements
To view Admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

Admission to Candidacy
Students will be evaluated for admission to candidacy upon completion of twelve credits toward the master’s degree. Students must have achieved a minimum cumulative index of B (3.0) and be evaluated in terms of suitability for work in school building and district leadership. Students not admitted to candidacy may be withdrawn from the program.

Required Courses– 30 credits
EDL 701 Educational Leadership: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
EDL 703 School Law 3 cr.
EDL 705 Financial & Facility Management for School Leaders 3 cr.
EDL 708 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
EDL 710 Research, Assessment, & Data Analysis 3 cr.
EDL 802 Building Effective School Board & Community Relationships 3 cr.
EDL 806 Leader as Change Agent 3 cr.
EDL 607 Application of Technology for Instructional Leaders(for students taking the full-time internship) 3 cr.
EDL 809 Superintendency: Systems Management, Decision Making, & Ethics 3 cr.

Internship
Students have a choice of completing the 400 hour internship on a part-time basis over two semesters (6 credits) or on a full-time basis in one semester (3 credits).
EDL 963 Internship in School District Leadership 3 cr. (Full-time internship)
EDL 964 Internship I in School District Leadership 3 cr. (Part-time internship)
EDL 965 Internship II in School District Leadership 3 cr. (Part-time internship)

Courses
For descriptions of courses, please download the Graduate School Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the specified 30 credits of coursework including internship;
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B);
  3. Admittance to candidacy;
  4. Demonstration of professional suitability for the field;
  5. Successful completion of the examination in School District Leadership;
  6. Completion of all requirements within five years from the date of matriculation;
  7. Candidates for graduation who have not previously done so will need to take two 2-hour workshops in “School Violence Prevention and Intervention” and also in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Maltreatment.
  8. Although not required for graduation, fingerprinting will be required for New York State certification.

NYSED Examinations in School District Leadership
Effective September 1, 2007 all applicants for certification as a School District Leader will be required to take and pass an examination required by the New York State Education Department. Further details will be made available on the NYSED website at www.nystce.nesinc.com. Successful completion of the New York State Education Department’s examination in School District Leadership is a requirement for this Advanced Diploma in School District Leader, (Alternative Certificate-Trans D).