MSED in Educational Leadership

Masters of Science in Education: Educational Leadership

The MSEd. in Educational Leadership is ideal for teachers who would like to further their career by becoming certified as a school building leader. This on-line program is a total of 30 credits. Most candidates complete the program in two years but candidates can work at a quicker or slower pace as needed. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for NY state administrative certification in School Building Leadership. Graduates of this program assume the role of school building leaders in such positions as building principals, assistant principals, department chairpersons, and building level supervisors.

 All courses are taught by college faculty members who have extensive experience and expertise in educational leadership.


Program Requirements MSEd. Educational Leadership

Core Courses (24 credits)
GED 7501 Educational Leadership
GED 7502 Management of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
GED 7503 The Principalship
GED 7504 Assessment and Program Evaluation
GED 7505 Research Methods and Data Analysis
GED 7506 Supervision of Instruction
GED 7507 Management of Resource and Finance
GED 7508 School Law

Culminating Experiences (6 credits)
GED 7600 Action Research project I (0 credits)
GED 7600 Action Research project II (0 credits)
*GED 7601 Administrative Internship Seminar I (3 credits)
*GED 7602 Administrative Internship Seminar II (3 credits)
*GED 7603 Administrative Internship (0 credits)

* Candidates are required to file an application with the School of Education before beginning the internship.

Candidates are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program.


In order to qualify for School Building Leader certification in New York State candidates must also pass the following Certification Exams.

Educating All Students (EAS) examination
School Building Leader Assessment Part I
School Building Leader Assessment Part II


For NY certification candidates will also need to provide evidence of completing three workshops: Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), School Violence Prevention, and Child Abuse. Training workshops are held on campus twice a year and at various times in other locations throughout the state.