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NYSED Grant-Supported Cohort Program Brings a DEI Focus to a Proven Leadership Curriculum

Stony Brook University‘s Educational Leadership (EDL) post-master’s certificate has prepared thousands of New York educators to become effective school district and school building leaders. In response to the urgent need for more diverse leadership, the program partnered with several professional teachers associations as well as teachers center to develop a unique cohort program that incorporates a diversity, equity and inclusion perspective into the curriculum.

This year, the EDL program has received a grant from the New York State Education Department that will supplement the program fees for our next cohort of diverse leaders.

COhort Program Features

  • Combined SDL and SBL leadership program.  Candidates will prepare for both certifications in single program to increase their marketability.
  • NYSED grant to significantly lower program costs for your teachers enrolled (40% reduction).
  • Enhanced internship experience and certificate so that interns in your district may be released (substitute coverage) to assume leadership responsibilities (up to $10,000 per intern).
  • A DEI infused curriculum designed to build leadership skills that support student learning and improve culture and operations.
  • Smart scheduling. Courses are fully online and are scheduled to coordinate with school calendars.
  • Accomplished faculty. The program's instructors are scholar-practitioners who have all had successful careers in school leadership.
  • Professional networking. The EDL program boasts a wide network of alumni from across New York State.
  • Participation in statewide leader development programs for current and future school and district leaders.



Educational Partners

We would like to thank the following educational partners for making this cohort possible.

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
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Dr. Craig Markson


Craig Markson, EdD

Educational Leadership Programs

Dr. Ken Forman


Kenneth Forman, PhD

Associate Director
Educational Leadership Programs