Educational Leadership, CAS


NYSED teaching certification
Master's degree in education or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Three years satisfactory teaching or professional experience in a Pre-K-12 school.

Two written recommendations from the candidate's school superintendent and immediate supervisor.

A completed graduate application 



Dr. Charles Stoddart
Co-Program Coordinator

Dr. Janeil Rey,
Co-Program Coordinator

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The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership is available to candidates who already possess teaching certification, a Master's degree in education or a related field, and three years of satisfactory teaching or professional experience in a Pre-K-12 setting.

The program leads to a recommendation to the New York State Education Department for initial certification as a School Building Leader (SBL) or School District Leader (SDL). 


School Building Leadership

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level courses, including a 600-clock hour internship:
EDU 614 Principles of School Administration and Leadership
EDU 615 School Building Leader
EDU 616 Supervision I: Theory and Practice
EDU 617 Supervision II: Supervision to Improve Instruction
EDU 618 Internship I: Educational Leadership
EDU 619 Internship II: Educational Leadership
EDU 620 Public School Finance
EDU 624 Contemporary Problems in School Leadership
EDU 626 Public School Law
EDU 630 Creating Safe and Productive Schools

Internship Portfolio providing evidence of the candidate's impact on students in a Pre-K-12 setting.
Comprehensive oral or written examination that covers the professional component of the students program, as determined by the advisor.

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 30

School District Leadership

A minimum of six semester hours of graduate-level courses as described below:

EDU 662 School District Leadership Seminar: Policy Development, Politics and Ethical Practice

EDU 664 School District Leadership Seminar: Media, Governance, and Crisis Management


Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 6

Graduate Studies Office

E230A Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3808
(716) 673-3712 fax