2022-23 University Bulletin 
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2022-23 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School District Leader Advanced Certificate Program

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NY State Program Code: 32977
HEGIS Code: 0827.00
CIP Code: 13.0401

(18 credits)
Estimated time of completion: 1 year

Educational Leadership Advanced Certificate

Lisa Minicozzi, Program Director
Harvey Hall, Room 242
p – (516) 237-8621
f – (516) 877-4097
e – lminicozzi@adelphi.edu

Admission requires a master’s degree. Also qualifies for New York State Certification for School Building Leader (SBL) or School District Leader (SDL) license.

School District Leader Advanced Certificate Program

The School District Leader (SDL) Advanced Certification program leads to New York State certification and licensure for school district leader positions such as district superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of pupil personnel services, district technology director and additional district supervisory positions. This SDL program is designed to bring a multidisciplinary focus and broad perspective to district administrative functions, such as: supervision, leadership development, district governance, financial management of district resources (i.e. human, facilities information and budgetary), curriculum innovation and technological initiatives.

Hybrid/Blended Course Model: meeting half-time in class and half-time over the internet.
The 18 credit Advanced Certificate in School District Administration fulfills the programmatic requirements for the New York State School District License (SDL). New York State requires satisfaction of the NYS SDL assessments, and completion of 60 graduate credits (which may include credits as part of this program) before the SDL Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies can be conferred by Adelphi University’s College of Education and Health Sciences.


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 is documented employment area is required for all positions in public schools.  Employment in public schools must be in 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.

Requirements for the School District Leader Advanced Certificate

 Courses are four credits unless noted otherwise.

Additional Graduation Requirements - D A S A Training

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