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The School of Professional Development (SPD) is home to Stony Brook University’s professional, executive and continuing education programs.

The School oversees all teacher and leader certification programs and through its collaborations with school districts, Teacher Centers, BOCES, and other organizations, SPD serves as a leading resource for educators across the region. Beyond the K-12 level, SPD has  Higher Education Administration programs designed to provide the academic preparation and credentials necessary for college and university professionals to enhance their expertise and advance their careers.

In addition to education programs, SPD also offers graduate degree and advanced certificates in human resource management, operations research and coaching. We also have an extensive array of non-credit, career development and corporate training programs as well as outreach programs for teachers, administrators and lifelong learners.

Courses meet online, on campus in the evening, on weekends, and on-site through our organizational parterships. Fully online students may take individual courses or complete one of several degree and advanced graduate certificate programs

Please explore our website for more detailed information on our offerings, or contact us to speak with an academic advisor. We welcome your interest and the opportunity to discuss how our programs can help you advance to a more rewarding career.