Program of Study
This certificate program consists of 36 credits, distributed among the areas listed
below. If you are a current School Leader pursuing the accelerated-track option, your program of study will be determined in conjunction with the program director.
EDL 501 Educational Leadership Theory I
EDL 502 Educational Leadership Theory II (prerequisite EDL 501)
EDL 515 School District Leadership
CES/MBA 514 Collective Bargaining and Arbitration in the Public Sector
EDL 520 School Finance
EDL 525 Managerial Accounting for the School Business Official
EDL 528 School Law
EDL 571 School Business Administration
EDL 572 School Personnel Management
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESEARCH PROJECT SEMINAR (EDL 595)
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. Successful completion
requires a grade of "B" or better to graduate; a student who earns a lower grade will
need to repeat the course. No transfer credit or substitutions permitted.
Prerequisite: Completion of 24 EDL program credits.
INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR
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
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.
Examination and NYSED Workshop Requirements
In addition to their graduate course work, all candidates for certification must pass
a required New York State qualifying test prior to issuance of a license after graduation
from this program. They also must complete required NYSED workshops for certification.
It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the TEACH website to ensure that they are taking the appropriate workshops and examinations.