Now more than ever, our schools need high-impact culturally responsive leadership.
Stony Brook University’s Educational Leadership (EDL)
post-master's graduate certificate program prepares K-12 educators for advancement into positions at both the school building
(SBL) and school district (SDL) levels. This 36-credit program leads to greater marketability
and compensation potential in positions such as superintendent of schools, assistant
superintendent, director, principal, assistant principal, department chair, or athletic
As the largest program of its kind available online in New York State, the Stony Brook
EDL program offers flexibility for working professionals to obtain two certifications
that meet the demand for competent, confident leaders in education.
Develop the values, thinking, and practices that set you apart.
Prepare to engage with scholar-practitioner faculty who are leaders in the field of
educational leadership and learn:
Theory and practice for the effective administration of education.
Sound leadership practices and decision-making within an educational community.
Innovative approaches to create change through cooperation and collaboration.
Best practices for the highest standards of professionalism in educational leadership.
Further your career and passion for leadership.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to advance your career in an educational leadership
capacity and become part of an extensive professional network of alumni across New
Preferred Application Deadline: August 1 for Fall 2021
Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is one of America’s most
dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an internationally
recognized research institution that is changing the world. After less than 60 years
of existence, it’s ranked among the top 100 universities in the nation and the top
40 public universities.
The University is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and
Schools. and its teacher and leader preparation programs are accredited by NCATE.
Stony Brook's tuition rate is among the most affordable of all top-tier universities
in the nation. Tuition and fees at SUNY are nearly
15% lower than the national averagefor public universities and
50% lower than those for for-profit institutions.