In the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (EAPS) at UAlbany there are three Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) degree programs, leading respectively to degrees in School Building Leadership (SBL), School District Leadership (SDL), and School District Business Leadership (SDBL). Through a set of carefully designed and integrated courses and learning experiences, the AGC programs enable students to acquire the knowledge and capacities to perform effectively as school leaders.

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   K-12 Administration & Leadership

Program Requirements

Under New York State regulations, those seeking certification to take up posts as school building leaders (primarily school principals), school district leaders (superintendents and other district-level posts), and school district business leaders (school business officials) must complete approved programs in the designated areas. The School Building Leadership program provides the base for all three EAPS school leadership programs, and permits progression to either or both of the district-level leadership programs.

In addition to its own academic requirements for admission and performance, EAPS applies NYS Education Department requirements for the experience, leadership potential, complementary training, and demonstrated proficiency in making its recommendation for certification.

Described below are the program requirements leading up to recommendation for certification. These include:

  • Admissions
  • Study Program Organization and Courses
  • Internship
  • Advanced Standing or Transfer Credit
  • Statute of Limitations
  • State Assessments
  • Recommendation for Certification
  • Program codes and certification application information