Catalog
2013-14

School Building 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 Commissioner's Regulations
  • the knowledge, dispositions, and performances of the Interstate Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).

The educational leadership programs assist competent and caring professionals to meet eligibility requirements to become qualified through state certification.

Admission

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

  • submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Education with accompanying documentation in time to meet application due dates
  • possess an initial or provisional or permanent or professional certificate or
    give appropriate and acceptable evidence of potential for instructional leadership based on prior experiences
  • have a recommendation from an immediate supervisor
  • provide a Statement of Interest in the program indicating professional plans and past experiences that give evidence of  leadership for learning
  • make an appointment for an interview with the Program Director preferably before beginning course work

Note: at the time of applying for state certification, the applicant must have three years experience in classroom teaching or pupil personnel service.

In addition to the requirements above, prior experiences as a teacher, administrator, or pupil personnel services provider may be shown by (but need not be limited to):

  • recommendations of  colleagues, parents, and/or students
  • evidence of leadership activity to improve student learning
  • results of leadership efforts that indicates leadership potential and/or leadership skill.

Note: Candidates for NYS certification are responsible for knowing and meeting NYS requirements related to the specific certification they seek. Any changes in NYS requirements take precedence over those in this catalog.

Program of Studies: Master of Science in Education, School Building Leadership (33 credits) MS Ed in SBL

The Master of Science in Education in School Building Leadership consists of 33 credits of course work (11 three-credit courses). 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 copy of the previous research completed within the previous five year is submitted for review and approval.

If the research course 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
  • candidate registers for EDUG 887, Mentored Research, a one-credit course that assists participants with the completion of the five-chapter major paper (EDUG 887 does not apply to the degree)
  • the completed Major Paper must be submitted according to the timeline for graduation

Participants should consult with the Program Director for courses and competencies appropriate to the specific administrative role or certification desired. 

Those new to the program attend a mandatory course in Orientation to School Building Leadership (EDUG 600). Master degree candidates may be approved to apply the 3 credits to the degree. PD candidates take the course for 0 credits.

Ordinarily, participants register for no more than 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) in the Fall or Spring semesters and no more than 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) for the May to August summer sessions. Participants complete six 3-credit core courses that have a co-requirement of  a total of 100 hours of course related leadership activities:

Leadership3
Law3
Management3
Curriculum3
Assessment3
Supervision3
Six credits of internship that include 400 hours of leadership experience:6
Internship/Seminar 1
Internship/Seminar 2
Required for the Master of Science in Education in School Building Leadership:
EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
Two Electives6
Total Credits33

Participants must meet New York State requirements for a two hour workshop in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, and in School Violence Prevention and Intervention Legislation from an approved provider.

The Leadership Experience (Internship) for the Master Degree and the Professional Diploma 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 during core course work
  • acceptance by a school or district for an administrative internship experience
  • sponsorship by a certified administrator on-site.

The internship consists of

  • six credits of internship (EDUG 748 and EDUG 889)
  • sustained administrative experience of 15 weeks full time or 30 weeks part time
    • taken in two semesters as a part time intern (30 weeks part time 3-4 hours per day)  or
    • taken in one semester as a full time intern (15 weeks full time 6-8 hours per day)
  • in diverse settings planned collaboratively by college and school/district personnel
  • in substantive, appropriate, and approved administrative and supervisory tasks
  • twice monthly internship seminars held in diverse locations on and off campus

Successful completion of the internship requires (but need not be limited to),

  • an electronic internship portfolio,
  • report of an internship project
  • video tape
  • logs and journals
  • others as required
  • submission of required internship documentation that meets the timeline for graduation

Note: Candidates are encouraged to register for internship during a semester in which they can complete the required hours and activities. If the internship cannot be completed during the allotted time, it is possible that a withdrawal from course may be required. 

Program of Studies: Professional Diploma in School Building Leadership (24 credits) PD SBL

Admission

Those seeking admission to the Professional Diploma 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.

NOTE: Should New York State mandate a change in these requirements, New York State regulations will take precedence over this catalog.

Participants should consult with the Program Director for courses and competencies appropriate to the specific administrative role or certification desired. 

Those new to the program attend a mandatory course in Orientation to School Building Leadership (EDUG 600). PD candidates take this course for 0 credits.

Ordinarily, participants register for no more than 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) in the Fall or Spring semesters and no more then 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) for the May to August summer sessions. Participants complete six 3-credit core courses that have a co-requirement of 100 hours of course related leadership activities:

Course List

Leadership3
Law3
Management3
Curriculum3
Assessment3
Supervision3
Six credits of internship that include 400 hours of leadership experience:6
Internship/Seminar 1
Internship/Seminar 2
Total Credits24

Internship

Those seeking the Professional Diploma in School Building Leadership must meet the same requirements for the internship as those listed above for the Master Degree.

Participants must meet New York State requirements for two 2-hour workshops: 1) Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, and 2) School Violence Prevention and Intervention legislation from an approved provider.

New York State Certification as a School Building Leader

Candidates for NYS certification as a School Building Leader must:

  • complete the approved School Building Leadership Program (master degree or professional diploma)
  • with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • pass the NYS SBL certification examination
  • apply for Certification through the School of Education Liaison with NYSED in the Dean of Education Office

Note: New York State certifies school building leaders. The College does not.

Advanced Leadership Programs

The educational leadership programs at Manhattan College are based on

  • New York State knowledge and skills for School Building Leaders (SBL), School District Leaders (SDL), and School District Business Leaders (SDBL),
  • the content areas proposed by the Commissioner's Regulations,
  • and the knowledge, dispositions, and performances of the Interstate Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).

The educational leadership programs assist competent and caring professionals to meet eligibility requirements to become qualified through state certification.

Program of Studies: Master of Science in Education in Advanced Leadership Studies (30 credits) MS Ed ALS

Note: Candidates for NYS certification are responsible for knowing and meeting NYS requirements for the specific certification they seek. Any changes in NYS requirements take precedence over those in this catalog. A passing score on the NYS exam in School District Leadership is a requirement for the master degree.

The Master of Science in Education in Advanced Leadership Studies consists of 30 credits of course work, supervised field experience,  and completion of a major project. 

Participants should consult with the Program Director for courses and competencies appropriate to the specific administrative role or certification desired. 

Admission

Those seeking admission to the Master Degree in Education in Advanced Leadership Studies must meet the institution’s admission requirements and those of the graduate program in education. 

Applicants for admission to an Educational Leadership Program must:

  • submit a completed Application for Admission with required documentation
  • possess a Master degree of at least 30 post baccalaureate credits
  • have a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better
  • possess provisional or initial or permanent or professional certification in School Building Leadership
  • have a minimum of 3 years successful teaching or pupil personnel service (Pk-12)
  • have two years of administrative experience
  • present a recent resume
  • present a letter of intent describing professional goals that will be served by the degree and the contribution to be made to the profession
  • provide two letters of recommendation:
    • one from an immediate educational supervisor attesting to potential for leadership
    • one from a higher ed instructor attesting to potential for graduate studies
  • hold Certificates of Completion for
    • Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
    • Safe Schools and Violence Prevention Legislation
    • Needs of Children with Autism

Note: Candidates for NYS certification are responsible for knowing and meeting NYS requirements for the specific certification they seek. Any changes in NYS requirements take precedence over those in this catalog.

Ordinarily, participants register for no more than 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) in the Fall or Spring semesters and no more then 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) for the May to August summer sessions. 

  • EDUG 847 Total Quality Management for Educational Leaders (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work)

  • EDUG 839. Education Finance (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work)

  • EDUG 848. Standards Based Performance Assessment (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work)

  • EDUG 837. Organizational Development (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work)

  • EDUG 870. Quantitative Process Control (3 credits + 1 credit for proposal of Major Project
  • EDUG 877. Instructional Design, Technology and Information Processing (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work)

  • Two internship courses (6 credits)
    • EDUG 889 Internship/Seminar II + field (may be waived if taken previously and another course substituted)
    • EDUG 893 Internship/Seminar III plus report of Major Project.

The Leadership Experience (Internship) for the Master Degree and Professional Diploma in Advanced Leadership Studies (ALS)

NOTE: Should New York State mandate a change in these requirements, New York State regulations will take precedence over this catalog

Prerequisites for the Internship:

  • a total of 18 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • documentation of required hours of supervised field experience completed during and specific to course work

  • Submission of proposal for Major Project

  • acceptance by a school district for an administrative internship experience and sponsorship by a certified district level administrator on-site.

The Leadership Experience is a full semester program of at least 250 hours. The internship consists of sustained administrative experience in diverse settings planned collaboratively with college and district personnel in substantive, appropriate, and approved administrative and supervisory tasks.

Successful completion of the internship includes, but need not be limited to, an electronic internship portfolio, the Major Project, video tape, logs, journals, and others as required.

Program of Studies: Professional Diploma in Advanced Leadership Studies (11 credits) PD ALS

NOTE: Should New York State mandate a change in these requirements, New York State regulations will take precedence over this catalog. A passing score on the NYS exam in School District Leadership is a requirement for the master degree.

The Professional Diploma in Advanced Leadership Studies consists of 8 credits of course work (2 three-credit courses and 2 credits (20 hours) of supervised field work), 3 credits of internship that includes 250 hours of district level internship and completion of a major project. 

Those seeking the Professional Diploma in Advanced Leadership Studies must meet the same requirements for the internship as those listed for the Master Degree in Advanced Leadership Studies.

  • EDUG 839. Education Finance (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work)
  • EDUG 870. Quantitative Process Control (3 credits + 1 credit of supervised field work) and proposal of Major Project
  • EDUG 893 Internship/Seminar III plus Major Project.

NYS Certification as a School District Leader

Candidates for NYS certification as a School District Leader must:

  • complete the approved Advanced Leadership Studies Program (master degree or professional diploma)
  • with a GPA of 3.5 or better
  • pass the NYS SDL certification examination
  • apply for Certification through the School of Education Liaison with NYSED in the Dean of Education Office

Note: New York State certifies school district leaders. The College does not.

 

 

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