Educational Leadership Certification Program Overview
*This program is taught online
The Educational Leadership program offers a robust curriculum that enables graduates to address the complex challenges facing P-12 schools. The program combines theory with practice, enabling graduates to address the complex challenges facing P-12 schools. As a candidate, you will participate in authentic leadership experiences aligned with relevant research. You will develop the knowledge base and skills to implement change, promote success for every student, harness the power of technology, and build strong organizational cultures that engage and respect all members of the school community.
The Educational Leadership program offers 4 pathways leading to certification. For teachers with a master’s degree, the most common option is the Professional Diploma leading to a School Building Leader and School District Leader certification. The next section describes each pathway and the credits and courses required to earn a Professional Diploma or Master’s degree.
- Master of Professional Studies (MPS) – Educational Leadership – School Building Leader Certification – 36 credits
- Professional Diploma – Educational Leadership - School Building Leader Certification – 30 credits
- Professional Diploma – Educational Leadership - School Building Leader and School District Leader Certification – 36 credits
- Certificate of Advanced Study – School District Leader – 11 credits*
Manhattanville also offers the unique Bridge program that enables students to make seamless transfers of credit to or from the School of Education doctoral program. (Note: this should be a live link, too.)
All Educational Leadership programs are approved by New York State and fully accredited by CAEP. They are aligned with state and national standards for school leaders. Students become ethically and socially responsible school administrators who are knowledgeable in all aspects of school leadership. Courses are taught by instructors with deep experience in P-12 programs and extensive involvement in professional activities. The program is geared towards working professionals, equipping them with the tools needed to lead our increasingly diverse 21st century school communities.
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