Educational Leadership Program Requirements

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

This combined SDL/SBL program consists of 36 credits, distributed among the four areas listed below. 

1. Foundation Courses9 credits
EDL 501 – Educational Leadership Theory I
EDL 502 – Educational Leadership Theory II (prerequisite: EDL 501)
EDL 503 – Educational Leadership Practice (prerequisites: EDL  501 and EDL 502)

2. Required Courses18 credits
EDL 515 – School District Leadership
EDL 528 – School Law
EDL 541 – School Building Leadership
EDL 555 – Supervision of Instruction
EDL 571 – School Business Administration
EDL 572 – School Personnel Management

3. Research Project —3 credits 
EDL 595 – Educational Leadership Research Project Seminar
The goal of the Project Seminar is to teach students to understand and conduct graduate-level research that culminates in a final research paper. 
Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required course work. 
Note: There are no transfer credits or substitutions permitted for EDL 595 Project Seminar.

A grade of "B" or better is required for degree clearance.

4. Internship and Seminar6 credits
EDL 585 – Internship in School District/School Building Leadership* (co-requisite: EDL 586)
EDL 586 – Seminar in School District/School Building Leadership* (co-requisite: EDL 585)

*Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required course work. Students may not enroll themselves in EDL 585 and EDL 586. Students who have completed the prerequisite course work should contact the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Robert Scheidet, for enrollment.

Please Note: In addition to the full semester and summer portion of the internship, there are field hours embedded in each course through authentic activities. These field hours and EDL 585 are typically completed through the school district in which the student works. 
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Examination and Workshop Requirements
In addition to the course requirements listed above, all students must complete required NYSED workshops and examinations for certification. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the TEACH website to ensure that they are taking the appropriate examinations. »Details


 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

This certificate program consists of 36 credits, distributed among the areas listed below. Many of these courses are available in an online format; however, the entire program cannot be completed online. Also, please note that the courses are only available to students who are matriculated in the program.

1. Foundations - 9 credits
EDL 501 Educational Leadership Theory I
EDL 502 Educational Leadership Theory II (prerequisite EDL 501)
EDL 515 School District Leadership

2. Required Courses18 credits
MBA 514 Collective Bargaining and Arbitration in the Public Sector
EDL School Finance
EDL Managerial Accounting for the School Business Official 
EDL School Law
EDL School Business Administration 
EDL School Personnel Management

3. Research Project (EDL 595)—3 credits 
Each student is required to conduct an individual research project on a topic of special academic interest or professional relevance. The topic must be approved by and completed under the direction of the faculty member teaching this course.
Please Note:  There are field hours embedded in each course through authentic activities. Assignments will be given that would require collaboration with administrators in a public school district. This is in addition to the full semester and summer portion of the Internship.

4. Internship and Seminar6 credits
Prerequisite: Students must complete a minimum of 27 credits (all foundation and required courses, and an elective) before enrolling in these courses.  Read more about the Internship Experience.
EDL 565 – School Business Internship
EDL 566 – School Business Internship Seminar

Examination and Workshop Requirements
In addition to the course requirements listed above, all students must complete required NYSED workshops and examinations for certification. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the TEACH website to ensure that they are taking the appropriate examinations. »Details