Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership, C.A.S.

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Program Contact

Angela Perrotto, Program Coordinator
307 Park Hall


The Educational Leadership program is in the Educational Administration Department, which is one of six departments in the School of Education. Visit the program admissions page to apply.


Program Description

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 completing 42 credit hours.

Additional Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

  • School of Education Professional Dispositions
  • 8 Key Assessments: There are 8 key assessments within the CAS program – seven within coursework and one comprehensive 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. 
  • Internships: 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 50% of the credit hours in the program. They must also have:

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