Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate Program

School Building Leader

SBL & SDL Certification Programs - Price per credit hour


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Online 24 credits * 4 semesters
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible, online format

Leads to Initial NYS Certification as a School Building Leader

No GRE required

Flexible schedule


Experienced teachers who have earned a Master’s Degree, and wish to obtain the New York State School Building Leader (SBL) certification. Candidates must hold three years of teaching experience.

What You Learn

The Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate Program for School Building Leader (SBL) certification develops leadership in the areas of curriculum, assessment, administration, and supervision. The program focuses on providing a strong foundation in order to apply knowledge, concepts, and theory into practice. Through divers and comprehensive experiences candidates will be exposed to strategies, theories, and fieldwork necessary to create and develop skills to address the challenges of our diverse learning communities and includes experiences in districts serving students at different development levels and with a variety of characteristics and socioeconomic backgrounds.

How You Learn

Courses are all online asynchronous with four Zoom synchronous sessions per course. The first course required for the certificate program is EDU 5680: Leadership Theory and Practice. After this course is successfully completed, students may take all other coursework in any order. There will be assignments due at specific times.

Career Outcomes

Candidates with this certification will be eligible for positions in school administration in New York State.

Degree Requirements

Course Title Hours
EDU 5680 Leadership Perspectives: Theory and Practice 3
EDU 5682 Educational Leadership for the Improvement of Instruction 3
EDU 5684 Ethical, Moral, and Legal Aspects of School Leadership 3
EDU 5686 Curriculum & Instruction: Design for Learning 3
EDU 5688 School Based Administration and Management 3
EDU 5690 Data and program Analysis to Improve Teaching and Learning 3
EDU 5692 School Finance 3
EDU 5694 Internship for School Building Leaders 3
Total Credit Hours: 24