Entry Level Leader, Advanced Certificate (Adv. Crt.)

The Entry Level Leadership Certification Program (ELLC) is a fast-track twenty-one (21) credit hour program that prepares candidates for certification as entry-level School Building Leader positions. All candidates must pass the New York State examination to be certified. Addressing the need for "front-line" leaders (i.e. assistant principals, content coaches, department heads) who deal daily with "on the ground" issues of educational policy, practice, curriculum and instruction, and management and operations. The ELLC Program is a certification-only program that involves Core A courses plus three semester internships. Beginning in the first semester of the program, the courses will have a field experience component. All courses in the programs integrate the use of technology as a tool, are problem-based, and utilize case studies and data-based decision-making instructional strategies.

Matriculation Requirements
Candidates must be nominated by their principal or other school leader. In addition, candidates must (1) posses a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; (2) posses, a master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.; (3) hold state certification as a teacher, guidance counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, or other appropriate certification; (4) have three years teaching or relevant educational work experience, including demonstrated success in fulfilling leadership roles in school or district; (5) submit, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts; and (6) satisfactorily complete an interview and on-site essay. In addition, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of references, interviews, and potential for professional work in administration.

Requirements

Core A Human Foundational and Structural Elements of Education

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDLS 7101GDynamics of Educational Organizations

3

EDLS 7201GMoral Dimensions of Leadership

3

EDLS 7401GInstructional Leadership

3

EDLS 6701GSchool Management

3

EDLS 8801GSchool-Community Building

3

EDLS 8601GSchool Law

3

EDLS 7904GInternship and Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 21