Apr 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Educational Leadership, C.A.S.

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Angela Perrotto, Program Coordinator

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Admission Information

Program Information

Education Administration Department


The Certificate of Advanced Study is a post-graduate program leading to both School Building Leader and School District Leader New York State certifications. These certifications will enable graduates to secure any leadership job in P-12 schools in New York State. Coursework is on a part- time basis and candidates complete the program in two years. The program is a combination of coursework and field experiences (internship) that candidates complete outside of the P-12 school day because candidates are working full time in schools in their teaching and pupil personnel certification area(s).

Educational Leadership CAS (33-42 cr)

C. Advanced Optional Electives (0-9 cr)

Students may complete both the School Building Leadership and School District Leadership certifications with 33 credit hours. They may also elect, with permission, to include the advanced electives, thus completig 42 credit hours

D. Comprehensive Examination

Additional Information

Degree Candidacy:

It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy. Degree candidacy forms should be filed after completing 6-12 credit hours (during the first Spring semester of the program). A cumulative average of 3.0 or better, successful completion of EAD 601 and evidence of appropriate professional development is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. The Degree Candidacy application form can be found at https://ww1.oswego.edu/sites/default/files/candidacymastercasform.pdf.


Additional Program Requirements:

There are 8 key assessments within the CAS program – seven within coursework and one New York State certification exam. It is highly recommended that candidates take both the School Building Leader and School District Leaders New York State certification exams. 

For Internships, candidates must be approved and recommended for their School Building Leader and School District Leader Certificate of Internship. To do this, candidates must have successfully completed 12-18 credit hours of coursework as well as:

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
  • Mandated Reporter/SAVE Training

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