Manhattanville College provides authentic leadership experiences aligned with relevant research in the area of educational administration. Students in the program exit with a wealth of knowledge designed to assist them in current and future leadership roles.
The Educational Leadership curricula reflect current research about 21st century leadership preparation. Courses mirror New York State leadership testing requirements as well as ELCC standards. Our programs prepare future educational leaders who will act as change agents as they address the challenges confronting schools today. Students become ethically and socially responsible school leaders knowledgeable in the management and instructional leadership aspects of schools.
The Educational Leadership programs are approved by New York State and NCATE. They are aligned with the revised New York State leadership standards (ISLLC) and the national standards established by the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC).
This program prepares educational leaders who will be equipped to engage in the complex task of leading 21st century schools.
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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.
Students in the Educational Leadership program earn credits towards 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. In an effort to support our students in passing the exams, we offer ongoing seminars aligned with the exam questions. The section below provides information and resources that will assist with exam preparation.