Catalog
2017-18

Educational Leadership Programs

Sister Remigia Kushner, Ph.D.
Program Director

The educational leadership programs at Manhattan College are based on

  • NYS knowledge and skills for School Building Leaders (SBL), School District Leaders (SDL), and School District Business Leaders (SDBL),
  • NYS content areas proposed by the NYSED Commissioner's Regulations
  • the knowledge, dispositions, and performances based on the Professional Standards for Education Leaders (formerly known as ISLLC Standards
  • CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs 

In addition to the mission and goals of Manhattan College and the Graduate Programs in Counseling, Leadership, and Education (GCLE), the educational leadership programs invite competent and caring professionals to develop and/or enhance skills to lead self, lead others to lead themselves, and lead with others to transform the organization. These educational leadership program goals help participants become qualified through New York State (NYS) certification in school building or school district leadership.

Program Objectives

Participants in the graduate programs in Educational Leadership Programs meet the objectives of:

  • continuous improvement of their schools, districts, and organizations through  their internship activities and continuous improvement initiative(s)
  • continuous improvement of their crafts through their reflective practice and personal learning plans 
  • developing and/or enhancing their leadership knowledge, decision-making skill, and leadership dispositions through their course related leadership activities
  • acquiring eligibility for a NYS leadership position through successful completion of course work based on the design and frameworks of the NYS certification examination
  • awareness of the knowledge, performances, and dispositions of the Professional Standards for Education Leaders
  • providing a quality education, based on and grounded in excellence, dignity, and connectedness that is delivered in a supportive environment through reflective practice, responsible self-direction, collaboration, and leadership in the positions they hold. 

Admission

In addition to the general admission requirements for a graduate program in education, applicants for admission to an Educational Leadership Program must also:

  • submit GRE general test scores for admission into a first post-baccalaureate program
    • an applicant will be able to seek admission to an educational leadership program without the GRE score, but must submit a GRE general test score within the first semester of attendance. 
    • if the results of the GRE are not submitted to Office of Graduate Admissions during the first semester of course work, the student will not be allowed to enroll for further coursework 
    • GRE scores are only part of the admission process:  they are considered in combination with other materials required for admission.
    • prior GRE test scores are acceptable if taken within five years of the testing year.
  • possess an initial or provisional or permanent or professional certificate or the equivalent or give appropriate and acceptable evidence of potential for educational leadership
  • submit certificates of completion from approved providers of
    • a 2-hour workshop in Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting
    • a 2-hour workshop in Schools Against Violence Education (SAVE)
    • a 6-hour workshop in Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
  • have a recommendation from an immediate supervisor
  • provide a Statement of Interest in the program to which they seek admission that includes their:
    • past experiences that give evidence of  leadership for learning and
    • future professional plans for using the degree
  • submit evidence of their potential for leadership and/or leadership skill with, but not limited to:
    • commendations of  colleagues, parents, and/or students
    • evidence of their leadership activities that improved student learning
    • results of their leadership efforts in leading or actively participating in Professional Learning Communities, curriculum development, accreditation, or quality review activities, or activities that improved teacher effectiveness
    • publications, awards or nominations for awards, curriculum development, student achievement
    • job description(s) of current or past leadership or administrative positions held 
  • make an appointment for an interview with the Program Director preferably before beginning course work
  • an appropriate passing verbal score on the GRE taken within the previous five years (if this is the first post-baccalaureate program)

Course Work

Participants should consult with the director of the Educational Leadership Program for courses and competencies appropriate to the specific administrative role or certification they seek. 

Those new to the master degree or advanced certificate in an educational leadership program at Manhattan College attend a mandatory orientation to the Education Leadership Program to which they have applied.

Ordinarily, participants:

  • register for and participate in two core courses in the Fall and Spring and May June semesters.
    • Internship orientation, electives, or other required courses may be taken in the remainder of the summer semester. 
  • complete 18 credits (six 3-credit core courses)and the co-requirement of 100 hours of course related leadership activities (approximately 15-20 hours per core course) 
  • after satisfactory completion of the required core courses with at least a 3.0 GPA, register for six credits (two 3-credit courses) of Leadership Experience (the internship)
    • give evidence of meeting the pre-requisite of 100 hours of course related leadership activity completed during the six core courses.
    • complete the internship of 30 weeks part time or 15 weeks full time (at least 400 hours)
    • under the guidance of a certified site mentor 
    • attend internship seminars and off-campus school visits

Courses for the Master Degree and Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership

18 credits of Core Courses, plus 100 hours of Course Related Leadership Activities (approximately 15-20 hours per course)18
Leadership for Learning, Decision Making and Change (Educational Leadership, Decision-making, and Change)
School Law for Administrators
Contemporary Management Functions in the School
Curriculum Development and Adaptation
Evaluating School Effectiveness
Supervision for the Improvement of Instruction
Six credits of internship that include 400 hours of leadership experience in the field and attendance at mandatory seminar sessions:6
Internship/Seminar I in School Building Leadership ( )
Internship/Seminar II in School Building Leadership

Programs of Study:

Master of Science in Education in School Building Leadership (33 credits) MS Ed in SBL

The Master of Science in Education in School Building Leadership (MS Ed SBL) consists of 33 credits of course work (eleven 3-credit courses):

  • 18 credits (six 3-credit courses) of Core Courses
  • 6 credits of Internship (two 3-credit courses)
  • 6 credits of electives (two 3-credit courses)
  • 3 credits of Research
    • If research (EDUG 713) must be taken, it is included in the 33 credits.
    • If research has been taken previously, it is possible that EDUG 713 may be waived if a research study completed within the previous five years is submitted for review and is accepted
    • If a research course taken within the previous 5 years is accepted and EDUG 713 is waived:
  • another course is substituted
  • a major paper on a leadership topic and design is proposed for approval by the Program Director
  • candidates register for EDUG887, Mentored Research, a one-credit course that assists participants with the completion of the five-chapter major paper (EDUG887 does not apply to the degree)
  • the completed Major Paper must be submitted according to the calendar timeline for graduation

Those who successfully complete the MSEd with an overall GPA of 3.0 meet the NYSED certification requirement of completing a registered program in SBL.

Those wishing NYSED certification in SBL must pass the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Leadership Exam.  Program participants are responsible for:

  • registering for the test via the official site available online
  • meeting all NYSED requirements in place at the time of applying for certification 

Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership (24 credits)

Admission

Those seeking admission to the accelerated Advanced Certificate Program in School Building Leadership at Manhattan College must meet all the entrance requirements for the Master Degree Program in School Building Leadership and also possess an appropriate master degree.

  • The GRE is required if this program leads to a first certification. The applicant may present a GRE or other acceptable normed test score that has been taken within five years of the test year.
  • A GRE score is not required for those possessing initial or professional certification in school building or school district leadership acquired within the previous five years.

The Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership consists of 24 credits of course work (eight 3-credit courses):

  • 18 credits of Core Courses
  • 6 credits of Internship

The Leadership Experience (Internship) for the Master Degree and the Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership

Prerequisites for the Leadership Experience include:

  • completion of six core courses (18 credits)
  • with a 3.0 cumulative average
  • documentation of 100 hours of course related leadership activities completed in the field during core course work
  • acceptance by a school or district for an administrative internship experience
  • sponsorship/mentoring by a certified on-site administrator.

The Leadership Experience (internship) in School Building Leadership consists of

  • two 3-credit internship courses and accompanying seminars (EDUG 748 and EDUG 889)
  • sustained administrative practice of at least 400 hours 
    • taken in two semesters as a part time administrative intern (30 weeks part time 3-4 hours per day)  or
    • taken in one semester as a full time administrative intern (15 weeks full time 6-8 hours per day)
    • in diverse settings planned collaboratively by and in partnership with college and school/district personnel
    • in substantive, appropriate, and collaboratively approved administrative and supervisory tasks
  • twice monthly internship seminars held on campus and in diverse locations off campus
  • an internship improvement initiative
    • developed during core course related activities
    • selected, designed, and implemented in consultation/collaboration/partnership with school administration and Manhattan College Internship Coordinator/Supervisor(s)

Successful completion of the School Building Leadership Experience (internship) requires, but need not be limited to,

  • an electronic internship portfolio
  • report of the impact of the internship improvement initiative
  • digital video of an administrative activity
  • chronological and cumulative logs and journals
  • others as required
  • submission of required internship documentation that meets the timeline for graduation  

Note: Candidates are encouraged to register for the internship during semesters in which they can complete the required hours and activities. If the internship cannot be completed during the semester of registration and if additional time is needed to complete documentation etc., participants register for a 1-credit course in Mentored Internship, EDUG 890, that does not count toward graduation.

Program Completion

Participants in the master degree or advanced certificate programs in School Building meet these graduation requirements

  • make appropriate and continuous progress throughout coursework based on college requirements for maintaining matriculation
  • maintain a 3.0 (B) average in course work
  • complete all program requirements for assignments and internship according to the program completion schedule announced at acceptance
  • meet calendar dates for submitting approved and accepted and graded documentation
  • complete the online application to graduate according to the schedule required by the Office of the Registrar

New York State Certification as a School Building Leader

Those seeking NYS certification as a School Building Leader must:

  • complete the School Building Leadership Program for the master degree or advanced certificate at Manhattan College that is registered with NYSED
  • achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • pass the NYS certification examination
  • apply for certification with the assistance of the Manhattan College Certification Officer at 718-862-7373

Programs in Advanced Leadership Studies (ALS)

Admission

In addition to requirements previously stated for the master degree, those seeking admission to a degree or certificate program in Advanced Leadership Studies (ALS) leading to School District certification (SDL) must also 

  • have a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better
  • have two years of administrative experience or the equivalent
  • provide two letters of recommendation:
    • one from a current professional supervisor attesting to potential for leadership
    • one from a higher ed professional attesting to potential for post-graduate studies
  • hold Certificates of Completion of
    • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
    • Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Legislation
    • Needs of Children with Autism
    • Dignity for All Children Act (DASA)

Master of Science in Education in Advanced Leadership Studies (30 credits) MSEd ALS

The degree program in Advanced Leadership Studies consists of 24 credits of course work and 6 credits of internship and accompanying seminar:

  • six 4-credit courses that include 10 hours of field work per course
  • two 3-credit courses of  internship that include
    • 150 hours of school based administrative activities
    • 250 hours of administrative activity at the district level internship beyond the school level.
    • a district level improvement initiative developed in consultation/collaboration/partnership with district and college supervisory personnel
    • sponsorship and mentoring by a certified school district leader
EDUG 840School Finance + Field Experience4
EDUG 847Total Quality Management for Educational Leaders + Field (Total Quality Management for Educational Leaders + Field)4
EDUG 861Standards Based Performance Assessment + Field4
EDUG 865Instructional Design, Technology & Information Processing+Field4
EDUG 871Quantitative Process Control in Education + Field Experience4
EDUG 892Organizational Development + Field4
EDUG 889Internship/Seminar II in School Building Leadership3
EDUG 893Internship/Seminar III in School District Leadership3

The six credits of internship that include 400 hours of leadership experience:                                                                       

  • EDUG 889 Internship/Seminar II + 150 hours of school level field activity (may be waived if taken in a previous advanced certificate program). 3 credits      
  • EDUG 893 Internship/Seminar III plus 250 hours of supervised administrative practice plus a report of the impact of the internship improvement initiative.  3 credits

Advanced Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies (11 credits) ACT ALS

The certificate program in Advanced Leadership Studies consists of eight credits of course work (two 4-credit courses that require 10 hours each of supervised field work), 3 credits of internship that includes 250 hours of district level internship mentored by a certified district level administrator and completion of an internship improvement initiative. 

Those seeking the certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies must present a minimum of 52 post-baccalaureate credits in an appropriate field and meet the admission requirements listed for the degree in Advanced Leadership Studies.

EDUG 840. Education Finance (4 credits that includes 10 hours of field work.
EDUG 871. Quantitative Process Control (4 credits that includes 10 hours of field work)
Three credits of internship
EDUG 893 Internship/Seminar III plus 250 hours of supervised practice plus report of Major Project.

The Leadership Experience (Internship) for the degree and certificate programs in Advanced Leadership Studies (ALS)

Prerequisites for the Leadership Experience (internship):

  • course credits appropriate for the degree or certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • documentation of required hours of field experience
  • submission of proposal for the internship improvement initiative
  • acceptance by a school district for an administrative internship experience at a district level
  • documentation of sponsorship/partnership with a certified district level administrator on-site 
The Leadership Experience comprises at least 250 hours of district level administrative practice and seminar, sustained administrative experience in diverse settings planned collaboratively and in partnership with college and district personnel in substantive, appropriate, and approved district level administrative and supervisory tasks. Successful completion of the internship includes an impact report district improvement initiative.

NYS Certification as a School District Leader

Candidates for NYS certification as a School District Leader (SDL) must:

  • complete a degree or certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies in the Manhattan College program registered with NYSED
  • complete a total of 60 or more post-baccalaureate credits
  • have a GPA of 3.5 or better
  • pass the NYS SDL certification examination
  • apply for SDL certification through the Manhattan College Certification Officer at 718-862-7373
  • ​Those who do not qualify for NYS certification may earn a degree, but not a certificate, in ALS through the registered companion program.

NOTE 1: New York State certifies school building and school district leaders, Manhattan College does not. Candidates for NYS certification are responsible for knowing and meeting NYS requirements for the specific certification they seek and for meeting NYS certification requirements in place at the time of applying for certification.

NOTE 2: Changes to NYS requirements take precedence over those in this catalog. Those admitted to an Educational Leadership program are required to know NYS certification requirements and certification test dates; they are responsible for planning accordingly. 

Adjunct associate professor

SR. MARY ANN JACOBS, ED.D..

Lecturer

MICHAEL PIZZINGRILLO.

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