The Department of Educational Leadership offers a 36 credit program leading to a Master of Science degree in educational leadership. The program schedule is designed around our students' busy lives as individuals with responsibilities such as jobs, families and community members.
Most courses meet in the late afternoon and evening with many offering on-line assignments. Other courses are scheduled during a condensed five-week summer session or on weekends during the spring and fall semesters.
Candidates who complete the program receive a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership and gain eligibility for a New York State certificate as School Building Leader (SBL) and New Jersey Principal certification. Depending on qualifications of the candidate, it may lead to certification as a School District Leader (SDL) in New York and Superintendent certification in New Jersey.
Graduates of this program have excellent opportunities for employment in a variety of school leadership roles such as department chair, assistant principal, principal, curriculum coordinator and central office administrator. They are able to bring their expertise into a full range of settings, including urban, suburban and rural schools with diverse populations. Students gain the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to effectively manage the challenges faced by school leaders and engage the school community in strategic planning processes for continued improvement. Through the understanding of theory and an intensive internship, graduates of the program are well grounded in instructional leadership concepts and understand how to apply them to enhance student learning. Emphasis is placed upon the core domains of leadership and the ILSSC standards.