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New Cohort Program Integrates a DEI Focus

Stony Brook University’s Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (EDL) program provides the practical skills and theory-based knowledge that teachers need to become effective leaders at the building and district levels. In partnership with Suffolk County School Superintendents Association, Long Island Black Educators Association (LIBEA), SCOPE Education Services, Asian Pacific Council of Educators, Nassau County New York Alliance of Black School Educators, and the Long Island Latino Teachers Association (LILTA), the University is launching a new cohort program that infuses the EDL curriculum with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus. The goal of the program will be to build leadership capacity in school districts across Long Island with diverse student populations.


Program Features

  • One program, two certifications. Prepare for advancement to administrative positions at both the district (SDL) and building (SBL) levels. 
  • Reduced program cost. Cohort program fees are lower than online tuition.
  • Smart scheduling. The program is offered fully online with academic calendars that are optimized for educators.
  • Expertise. Learn from scholar-practitioners who are leaders in the field.
  • Networking. The EDL program boasts a wide network of alumni from across New York State.


Information Session

Join us for an information session on May 24 at 5:00 PM. Find out about the program, talk to SBU faculty, and connect with our educational partners.


Educational Partners

Long Island Latinos Teachers Association Nassau County New York Alliance of Black School Educators Long Island Black Educators Association (LIBEA)
Asian Pacific Counsel of Educators Logo SCOPE Education Services Logo Suffolk County School Auperintendents Association





Susan Kearns

Craig Markson, EdD

Educational Leadership Program