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.
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The Educational Leadership program congratulates its students and alumni:
Kristie Orlando for winning the 2021 Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) Transforming Education through Leading and Learning (TELL) Award for Outstanding Innovative Leader. Recipients of this award have demonstrated an outstanding, innovative or strategic approach to technology integration in their schools and/or districts.
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.
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 toward working professionals, equipping them with the tools needed to lead our increasingly diverse 21st-century school communities.
Students in the Educational Leadership program earn credits toward New York State administrative certification. As part of the certification requirements, students are required to complete the School Building Leader and/or School District Leader State Exams.
For more information about the program, please contact:
Dr. Robert Feirsen, Coordinator
Phone: (914) 323-5443
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