Stony Brook University offers two
post-master's advanced graduate certificate programs that lead to certification in areas of school district, building and business leadership.
Educational Leadership (EDL) program prepares K-12 educators for advancement into positions at both the
school district (SDL) and school building (SBL) levels. Such positions include superintendent of schools, district superintendent, assistant
superintendent, principal, assistant principal, department chairperson, or athletic
director. As of Fall 2007, this is the first program of its kind in New York State
that serves as a pathway for certification at both the district and building levels.
The post-master's certificate in
School District Business Leadership (SDBL) program prepares professionals from the corporate world, public service agencies,
and charitable institutions for access and advancement to positions in a school district
central office, such as assistant superintendent for school business positions.
To meet the demands of working professionals, the combined
SDL and SBL program is offered completely online or on-site at one with our teacher center partners.
Beginning in Fall 2019, we will also be at
Stony Brook Manhattan.
All but two of the
School District Business Leadership courses are available online. The other two courses are offered on the Stony Brook
University campus. All on-campus courses are scheduled in the evening.
Learn more about
online learning at the School of Professional Development.
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. In addition, the EDL program is fully approved by the New York State Education
Department for online delivery.
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.
From Beyond New York?
The SUNY Board of Trustees has approved discounted tuition rate (
a savings of more than 40%) for non-New York State residents enrolled in fully online graduate programs and
coursework. Restrictions apply.