Educational Leadership

Guide schools to great success in your new leading role.

The Brooklyn College Educational Leadership Program (MS.Ed.) will prepare you for leadership roles in public and private school and districts. Graduates of our three-semester, 36-credit program are 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 seminars with rich content in management and instructional leadership.

In our program you will learn theoretical and practical foundations of educational leadership, including organizational systems, models of supervision, curriculum development, fiscal expertise, education law and professional development. Supervised fieldwork under the close mentorship of faculty field supervisors will offer you opportunities for developing the knowledge and proficiencies needed to work effectively in New York City's richly diverse schools to promote active learning, healthy socio-emotional development and inclusive practices.

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Quick Facts

  • Our program is tailored to meet the New York State standards for school building and school district leaders.
  • You will have 150 hours per semester of guided fieldwork.
  • The Educational Leadership degree is earned in three semesters.

Possible Careers

  • Principal of a public high school
  • Assistant principal at an elementary school
  • School district assistant superintendent