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Education: Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in School Building Leader
The college will admit to the program in Educational Leadership only those whom it considers to be potentially outstanding leaders in schools and communities. The program aims to develop the personal qualities and professional skills essential for educational leadership. To this end, it provides opportunities of many kinds, including seminar courses, simulated experiences, and planned fieldwork experiences. Each candidate’s program is planned individually to make certain it includes the graduate studies that are needed to improve his/her background for the professional career for which he/she is preparing. Candidates are carefully selected from among those applicants who meet specific qualifications.

The programs at the post-master’s level lead to New York State certification as a School Building Leader and as a School District Leader. Candidates enrolled in the program should plan to complete it without interruption, and may be allowed five years to satisfy all course requirements. Requests for extensions of time must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies. Appeals concerning this decision should be directed to the Graduate Scholastic Standards Committee, whose decision is final.

Requirements for Matriculation 

 These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. Both baccalaureate and master’s degrees, with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0, from approved postsecondary institutions. Evidence of achievement at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be given primary emphasis in the admissions process.
2. A minimum of three years of successful full-time teaching or related experience in a public, private or parochial school, or at the college or university level.
3. A minimum of three professional recommendations from supervisors that attest to the applicant’s supervisory/leadership experiences and potential.
4. A written statement of approximately 1,000 words detailing reasons for the applicant’s interest in the educational leadership program, including relevant experiences and responsibilities that give evidence of leadership potential.
5. A formal interview with at least two members of the full-time faculty.
6. All candidates must represent the program’s high standards of integrity, honesty, emotional stability, and commitment to foster these qualities in future administrators.
7. Results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test are required. Click here for more details.


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Fall Priority Deadline August 1
Spring Priority DeadlineFall only

Letters of Reference3
Essay  1,000 Words
GRE  Yes

Accepts Non-MatricNo

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