Expand your capacity to envision district-wide impact and improvement in education as you learn to integrate theory and practice to effectively develop schools and other learning communities. If you hold a master's degree and permanent or professional teaching certification in New York, you can advance your career in educational leadership by choosing the school district leader C.A.S. program at SUNY Cortland.
Under the direction of our expert educational leadership faculty, you'll investigate critical topics in finance, special education, curriculum and organization. You'll also explore important legal issues, the elements and value of strategic supervision and key qualities for guiding a school district. This program will prepare you for New York state's School District Leader Assessment.
In addition to completing an internship in educational leadership, you'll participate in a culminating seminar that merges your classroom and practical experiences.
With your successful completion of the school district leader C.A.S. program, you're well prepared for the responsibilities of positions such as subject and content area supervisor, director of athletics and physical education, director of special education, curriculum coordinator, superintendent or central office administrator.
To further enhance your marketability in the work force, we strongly suggest you apply, if qualified, for the dual school building leader/school district leader degree.
At the State University of New York College at Cortland, we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.
Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 and above and a satisfactory rating of the supporting documents as determined by the department. All candidates must have a minimum of three years classroom teaching service and/or pupil personnel service such as speech therapist, school psychologist, etc. in a P-12 school setting.
Fall semester applications: July 1
Spring semester applications: Dec. 1
Summer semester applications: April 1
Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.
Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to check availability.
Note: Non-matriculated graduate students (NON) who intend to matriculate into the C.A.S. program, but wish to enroll in a?prior semester, are eligible to register for EDL 613, 615, 616, 657 or 678 only. All other EDL classes require matriculation into the C.A.S. program.
Note: If you take EDL 680 as an elective you can obtain both the SBL and SDL ? School Building and School District Leader [CAS_SBL_SDL] certificate.
The Educational Leadership Department strongly suggests that you apply for admission into the dual SBL_SDL program (if qualified). You will be more marketable in the work force with the dual School Building and School District Leader program. See Track 4 for additional information.