Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Educational Leadership

Stony Brook University offers two post-master's advanced graduate certificate programs that lead to New York State certification in areas of school district, building and business leadership.

The Educational Leadership (EDL) program is a fully online, post-master's advanced graduate certificate program that prepares K-12 educators for advancement to positions at both the school district (SDL) and school building (SBL) levels. Such positions include superintendent of schools, district superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, department chairperson, or athletic director. 

The post-master's certificate in  School District Business Leadership (SDBL)  program prepares professionals from the corporate world, public service agencies, and charitable institutions for access and advancement to positions in a school district central office, such as assistant superintendent for school business positions. Most courses are scheduled online, but two are offered on campus.

Both programs are offered in collaboration with the University’s Professional Education Program and articulate with EdD programs from other universities in the region.


Gainful Employment Regulation Disclosures for the EDL program.

Gainful Employment Regulation Disclosures for the SDBL program.