Educational Policy and Leadership Advanced Graduate Certificate in School Building Leadership Program

Admission to the School Building Leadership program is limited to candidates who possess a Masters degree in education or a related area, and permanent or professional certificate in teaching or pupil personnel.

Program of Study (35 credits)

Required Courses – 29 credits:
Epl 570             Introduction to Law and Education (3)
Epl 600             Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3)
Epl 601             Introduction to Social Analysis (3)
Epl 614             Quantitative Methods in Educational Leadership (3)
Epl 619             Supervisory Leadership (3)
Epl 630             Financial and Human Resources in Education (3)
Epl 618             Family and Community Partnerships (3)
Epl 896–898     School Leadership Internship I, II and III (8)

Select one policy analysis elective – 3 credits:
Epl 500             U.S. Educational Governance, Policy and Administration (3)
Epl 608             Politics of Education (3)
Epl 609             Leadership for Cradle to Career Education Systems (3)
Epl 670             Analysis for Educational Policy and Leadership (3)
Epl 671             Current Research on Educational Leadership and School Reform (3)

Epl 674             Educational Leadership in Federal and State Government (3)

Select one social science support discipline elective – 3 credits
Phl 601/Epl 611 Philosophy of Education (3)
Epl 602             The Economics of Education (3)
Epl 604             Macrosociology of Education and Educational Leadership (3)
Epl 605             Microsociology of Education and Educational Leadership (3)
Epl 606             Ethics and Education (3)
Epl 608             Politics of Education (3)

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.

Additional Program/NYSED Requirements: 
DASA Training

As an approved teacher preparation program with the New York State Education Department, there may be additional certification requirements applicable. These requirements may include, but are not limited to additional workshops. Certification procedures and requirements are outlined on the School of Education’s Teacher Certification website ( This program is approved for licensure or certification in New York State and the institution has not made a determination regarding the educational requirements for any other state.