- Educational Leadership, Advanced Certificate
A five-semester, 30-semester hour program designed for educators who are preparing for entry-level leadership positions in public schools, this certificate program qualifies students for the New York State School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) certifications. The goal of the program is to prepare creative, flexible, visionary and reflective elementary and secondary school educational administrators with the skills necessary to facilitate and improve the quality of learning for all students. Toward this end, students complete the required sequence of courses as a learning community and engage in class and field-based experiential learning projects designed to develop important leadership skills. In addition to course work, administrative candidates complete three semesters of supervised internships in multiple settings, tailored to individual career objectives. This certificate program is also fully transferable to the doctor of education (Ed.D.) program in educational and policy leadership.
- Foundations of Education, Advanced Certificate
This post-master's level program is a 30-semester hour certificate. The requirements are similar to the master’s program, but a comprehensive examination is not required. The Adv. Cert. in Foundations of Education may lead to Educational Administration positions at preschool and child/care programs or at the postsecondary level.
- School District Business Leader, Advanced Certificate
This certificate program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a fiscally sound school district within the parameters established by New York state and the local school system. The program is suitable for current educational administrators who wish to develop expertise in the business and financial aspects of a school district organization. It is also suitable for individuals, with or without prior experience in education, who seek preparation for school district business leadership positions. Completion of this program qualifies the graduate for the New York State School District Business Leader (SDBL) certificate.
- Foundations of Education, MA
This program is designed to provide an understanding of philosophical, historical and social foundations of education and draws from diverse disciplines, including philosophy, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science and economics. This program attracts thoughtful individuals with diverse professional goals and interests who want a deeper understanding of education in modern society. Engaging students in an interpretive study of educational beliefs, practices, and arrangements, it includes courses in educational history and philosophy; multicultural and cross-cultural education; sociology of education; childhood, adolescence, and the family; and aesthetic education. The program satisfies New York state requirements for professional certification in the following areas: early childhood, childhood, and adolescence including English, social studies, foreign language, science, mathematics, music and fine arts.
- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, M.S.Ed.
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies M.S. Ed. program provides an interdisciplinary exploration of important foundational and policy issues in education and basic introduction to educational leadership across multiple settings. This program in particular meets the needs of educators in non-public school settings such as museums, corporate divisions, nursery schools, etc.
- Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, M.S.Ed.
The M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program provides an interdisciplinary exploration of important foundational and policy issues and an introduction to educational leadership in higher education settings. The program provides flexible course delivery methods to meet the diverse needs of students. Students can complete degree requirements on-site, or online, or a combination of on-site and online courses. A distance learning (DL) class is equivalent to its on-site version.