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Student Resources

Research Assistance
  • The Stony Brook University Librarians have curated a special Educational Leadership Library Guide for EDL students that includes information on searching SBU's 60,000 databases, formatting citations and how to receive live help.
  • Dr. Markson has made some short videos that explain the research process, including Finding Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journal Articles, Dissecting Journal Articles, and Using Dissertations to Produce Research Questions. In addition, he has created videos that cover specific steps of the process students should use to create their EDL 595 paper. Watch Videos >

Workshops, Licensing & Examination Preparation Assistance

SDL/SBL Exam Preparation Course — Four-hour test prep class offered by exam reviewers

Certification and Licensing Workshops — Required and recommended workshops

TEACH Application/NYS Filing Information

Graduation & NYS Filing Instructions  Step-by-step instructions for filing for your certificate.

Program Codes:

  • School Building Leader Initial/Professional: 31598
  • School District Leader Professional: 31598
  • School District Business Leader Professional: 29335

FERPA Release and Processing Fee

Networking/Job Searching
  • SBU Educators Alumni Network- Networking and educational events. Make sure you sign up with an email address you will use after you graduate. (Free)
  • School Leadership 2.0 - Social media site for administrators with comprehensive job listings. (requires paid membership for full access).