In today’s schools one leader can not do it all. Educational reforms require a team approach to improving student achievement. 

In today’s schools one leader can not do it all. Educational reforms require a team approach to improving student achievement. This professional growth opportunity offers the potential for career advancement by exploring leadership practices necessary to become a teacher leader, It provides teachers and certified school personnel who already exhibit leadership tendencies to expand their skills to effectively and collaboratively lead teachers inside schools. Participants will learn researched best leadership practices from current practitioners in the field.

  • Participants will develop an understanding of leadership styles (or align personal/professional traits with various leadershipmodels) & identify themselves as leaders.
  • Acquire a “big picture” view of a district by exploring overall school building and/or district operations, challenges, & roles/responsibilities within a community.
  • Learn how to effectively leverage professional collaboration to bring about change/contribute towards school improvement.
  • Examine a building/district initiative analyzing for growth capacity.
  • Consider the potential for professional advancement via the CAS in educational
  • administration program.

Who Should Participate?

  • Current Teacher Leaders
  • Other Non-administrative and emerging school leaders
  • Potential Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership candidates (transfer credit)
  • Note: Permanent / professional certification is required for participation

Develop skill sets in:

  • Facilitation and presentation
  • Components of instructional best practices
  • Providing Feedback
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Components of Curriculum
  • Data Analysis
  • Examining student work through protocols

The outcomes-based academy will result in an initiative analysis & presentation.

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Can I earn credit?

You will earn 40 CTLE Credits Upon Completion.

Is CoSer Available?

CoSer is available through Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES.

Dates and Locations

Central New York Region Dates

SUNY Oswego-Syracuse Branch Campus
2 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202

  • October 17, 2019 4:00pm-8:00pm

  • November 7, 2019 9:00am-3:30pm

  • December 2, 2019 9:00am-3:30pm

  • January 2020 Online Module

  • January 30, 2020 9:00am-3:30pm

  • February 27, 2020 9:00am-3:30pm

  • March 12, 2020 4:00pm-8:00pm

  • March 26, 2020 4:00pm-8:00pm


1. You must submit your application (below link)

2. Your administrator must submit a recommendation.  Please forward this link to your administrator and have them submit on your behalf.  

3. Accepted applications will be notified upon receipt of application.

For More Information Contact:

Angela Perrotto, Chair
Educational Administration Dept.
307 Park Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 585.217.7142