Dec 04, 2021  
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Spring 2021 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.A.

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NY State Program Code: 28948
HEGIS Code: 0828.00
CIP Code: 13.0404

(36 Credits)

Lisa Minicozzi, Program Director
Alumnae Hall, Room 242
p – (516) 237-8621
f – (516) 877-4097
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Please note: The Educational Leadership programs are currently not accepting new applicants.

The Educational Leadership program is offered by the College of Education and Health Sciences at Adelphi University’s main campus in Garden City. This program is designed specifically for individuals who are seeking entrance into leadership positions in schools such as principal, assistant principal, department chairperson, or supervisor. Through a combination of theoretical and field-based study, candidates will gain greater knowledge and proficiency in the management of school personnel, instructional leadership and in the role technology plays in educational practice.

All courses in educational leadership are blended-hybrid technological courses meeting half-time in class and half-time over the internet.

The 36-credit Master of Arts degree program fulfills the programmatic requirements for the New York State School Building License (SBL).  However, the N.Y.S. Department of Education is the final arbiter regarding certification and licensing.

Note: Documentation of a minimum of three years full-time work in classroom teaching, pupil personnel service, and/or administrative-experience in a PreK–12 public or NYS approved private school is required for entrance.  Valid NYS certification in documented employment area is required for all positions in public schools.  Employment in public schools must be a non-civil service position.  Documentation of satisfaction of NYS mandated workshops in Child Abuse identification and School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE) are required for graduation.


Courses are three credits unless noted otherwise.

Requirements for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Leadership

Additional Requirements for Program Completion/State Certification

  • Maintenance of 3.0 GPA in all program coursework
  • All teacher certification candidates must take and pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) required for their particular area of certification which includes the Assessment in School Building Leader

Additional Graduation Requirements - D A S A Training

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