Become a School Leader
Stony Brook University offers two
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.
The programs are offered in collaboration with the University’s
Distributed Teacher and Leader Education program and articulate with
EdD programs from other universities in the region
Flexible Scheduling: Online or on-site*
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.
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.
*For Fall 2020, most of the courses scheduled by the School of Professional Development
will be offered in an online format. If you have questions, please
contact the program director.
Learn more about
at the School of Professional Development.