M.S. in Education degree program: educational leadership: school building leader; school district leader
HEGIS code 0827.00
NYS SED program code 33411

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This master's degree program prepares students for leadership careers in public, charter, and private Pre-K-12 education. Students who successfully complete the three-semester, 36-credit program become eligible for both the New York State School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) certificates. The educational leadership program's curriculum is uniquely structured in both scope and sequence to combine small group, cohort-based colloquiums with content in management and instructional leadership along with a comprehensive fieldwork experience typically based at the candidate's regularly assigned school.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Albert, Claudia Program Coordinator 718.951.5876 1107 James Hall calbert @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department School Psychology, Counseling & Leadership
Fall Application Deadline July 15th - Rolling Admission
Spring Application Deadline January 15th - Rolling Admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors

3. Resume or CV

4. Copy of New York State or other state teaching certificate.

5. In a personal statement of approximately 750 words, explain your reasons for pursuing a degree in educational leadership; address evidence of professional effectiveness in your current position; and describe your leadership vision and professional goals.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .

Applicants will be interviewed.

All students accepted in to the School of Education are required to submit fingerprint verification before signing up for most education classes. Verification is needed if you already have fingerprint records or not. Please read the instructions in the link http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/certification/fingerprints.php, and if you have questions about the instructions, you can contact Helen Spencer at HSpencer@brooklyn.cuny.edu
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


Matriculation Requirements
Selection of applicants is based on a faculty committee review of the following requirements: a master's degree from an accredited institution; at least three years of classroom teaching service or pupil personnel service preferred; 2 letters of recommendation from supervisors; resume or CV; interview; and personal statement addressing your reasons for pursuing a degree in educational leadership, evidence of professional effectiveness in your current position, and your leadership vision and professional goals.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 36 credits is required for the Master's degree. The credits must be completed within three years after admission to the program. Students are required to complete a capstone portfolio project under supervision of a faculty member. Students need to complete 450 hours of fieldwork

Students complete 36 credits in the following courses: SPCL 7751X, 7752X, 7753X, 7762X, 7763X, 7764X, 7754T, 7755T, 7756T, 7757T, 7758T, and 7759T.