School Building Leader, Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.)

This program leads to a master’s degree and is designed to prepare candidates for New York State initial certification as School Building Leader (SBL) and for such positions as elementary school principal, intermediate school principal, secondary school principal, department chair, supervisor (curriculum specialty), team leader, mini-school director, project coordinator, and assistant principal (all levels). All candidates must pass the New York State examination for School Building Leader to be certified.

Matriculation Requirements

Candidates seeking matriculation must (1) possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, (2) possess a master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, (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 an on-site essay. In addition, candidates will be judged on the basis of superior references and evidence of strong potential for professional work in administration.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

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

Core B: Building Level Application

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDLS 7001GFoundations of Educational Policy-Making

3

EDLS 2501IResearch and Assessment Seminar in Educational Leadership

2

EDLS 8501IField Problem Seminar in Educational Leadership

2

EDLS 7301GCurriculum Development

3

EDLS 7904GInternship and Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 31