M.S. in Educational Leadership Program Requirements

The educational leadership programs require 24 credits of coursework and 8 credits of internship for a total of 32 credits. The programs are designed around a weekend format.

M.S. in Education: School Building Leader

Upon successful completion of the educational leadership program, the candidate will receive a Master of Science in Education degree with a major in educational leadership and will be eligible for New York State certification as a School Building Leader.

The number of credits is indicated in parentheses at the end of each course title.

Requirements

  • GEDA 560 - Achieving Standards of Excellence (3)
  • GEDA 561 - Leadership by Collaboration (3)
  • GEDA 562 - Internship I (2)
  • GEDA 563 - Planning for School & District Assessment and Improvement (3)
  • GEDA 564 - Improving Instruction and Learning (3)
  • GEDA 565 - Internship II (2)
  • GEDA 566 - Developing Effective Partnerships (3)
  • GEDA 567 - Effective Communication (3)
  • GEDA 568 - Internship III (2)
  • GEDA 569 - Accountability, Assessment, and Performance (3)
  • GEDA 570 - Producing and Sustaining School Improvement (3)
  • GEDA 571 - Internship IV (2)

Total: 32 credits

Required School Leadership Assessments

Candidates are required to achieve satisfactory scores on the School Building Leadership assessment and the Educating All Students assessment for certification. Proof of completion of the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training Workshop is also required for certification.

M.S. in Education: School Building Leader and School District Leader

Upon successful completion of the School Building Leader and School District Leader program and successful completion of the NYS School District Leader Assessment, the candidate will receive a Master of Science in Education degree with a specialty in educational leadership and will be eligible for New York State certification as a School Building Leader and as a School District Leader.

The number of credits is indicated in parentheses at the end of each course title.

  • GEDA 560 - Achieving Standards of Excellence (3)
  • GEDA 561 - Leadership by Collaboration (3)
  • GEDA 562 - Internship I (2)
  • GEDA 563 - Planning for School & District Assessment and Improvement (3)
  • GEDA 564 - Improving Instruction and Learning (3)
  • GEDA 565 - Internship II (2)
  • GEDA 566 - Developing Effective Partnerships (3)
  • GEDA 567 - Effective Communication (3)
  • GEDA 568 - Internship III (2)
  • GEDA 569 - Accountability, Assessment, and Performance (3)
  • GEDA 570 - Producing and Sustaining School Improvement (3)
  • GEDA 571 - Internship IV (2)

Total: 32 credits

Required School Leadership Assessments

Candidates are required to achieve satisfactory scores on the School Building Leader and School District Leader assessment and the Educating All Students assessment for certification. A satisfactory score on the School District Leader assessment is also required for graduation from St. John Fisher College. Proof of completion of the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training Workshop is also required for certification.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.