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 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.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Meredith Resnick Acting Program Coordinator- Educational Leadership 718-951-5876 1205 James Hall mresnick @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments


Admission Requirements

Department School Psychology, Counseling & Leadership
Fall Application Deadline July 1st - Rolling Admission
Spring Application Deadline December 31st - Rolling Admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: 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 letters of recommendation from supervisors, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .

On a separate page, attach an essay that covers the eleven points listed below:
(1) In the introduction, provide evidence of your professional vision and effectiveness.
In the following paragraphs, briefly describe a past accomplishment in each area which demonstrates that you possess the State-mandated characteristics of an educational leader:
(2) Leaders know and understand what it means and what it takes to be a leader;
(3) Leaders have a vision for schools that they constantly share and promote;
(4) Leaders communicate clearly and effectively;
(5) Leaders collaborate and cooperate with others;
(6) Leaders persevere and take the long view;
(7) Leaders support, develop and nurture staff;
(8) Leaders hold themselves and others responsible and accountable;
(9) Leaders never stop learning and honing their skills;
(10) Leaders have the courage to take informed risks;
(11) Conclusion.

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) 500, 173, 61


Matriculation Requirements
Selection of applicants is based on a faculty committee review of the following requirements, all of which must be satisfied: a master's degree from an accredited institution; a permanent or professional certificate in the classroom teaching service or pupil personnel service or demonstration of the potential for instructional leadership based on prior experiences; evidence of superior scholarship; evidence of a high level of professional vision and effectiveness; and outstanding promise of professional leadership possessing the nine essential characteristics of effective leaders as a result of their prior experiences as attested by records, written references from supervisors, interviews, essay, and/or other sources of evidence the faculty committee may request. The nine characteristics of effective leaders are: (1) leaders know and understand what it means and what it takes to be a leader; (2) leaders have a vision for schools that they constantly share and promote; (3) leaders communicate clearly and effectively; (4) leaders collaborate and cooperate with others; (5) leaders persevere and take the long view; (6) leaders support, develop and nurture staff; (7) leaders hold themselves and others responsible and accountable; (8) leaders never stop learning and honing their skills; and (9) leaders have the courage to take informed risks.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of of the Brooklyn College Bulletin of Graduate Programs.

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 fieldwork portfolio project under advisement of a faculty member. 450 hours of fieldwork are incorporated into the classes below.

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