Join a network of over 1,000 district level leaders that have earned their certification from SUNY Oswego. This networking provides strong mentoring and a broad understanding of diverse leadership practices from multiple perspectives.

Program Page - Graduate Studies Educational Leadership, Adv. Crt. (post-master's)

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


What you will study

Deepen your knowledge of school administration, collaborative problem-solving abilities and commitment to providing visionary leadership to schools. The program will also teach you to explore the critical issues in education today and prepare you to direct school improvement toward higher levels of student learning and achievement. 

Where you can study

  • Syracuse (metro center)

This program features a cohort model. Students belong to one of three geographic cohorts in the Watertown, Syracuse or Rochester/Finger Lakes regions. Students typically attend class one night per week in their geographic region. 

Learning outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you are eligible for School Building Leader and School District Level New York State certification. Oswego students commonly find jobs within one year of their graduation as a result of our intensive intern process and the hands-on, problem-solving experience in partnering schools. Past graduates have taken positions such as: principal, superintendent, staff development specialist, curriculum director, special education director, technology coordinator, athletic director and assistant superintendent, among others.

Admission requirements

Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Master's Degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee
Professional NYSED Certification