Catalog
2016-17

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 Commissioner's Regulations
  • the knowledge, dispositions, and performances based on the Professional Standards for Education Leaders, formerly known as ISLLC Standards (http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2015/ProfessionalStandardsforEducationalLeaders2015forNPBEAFINAL.pdf).
  • CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs (file:///C:/Users/user/Desktop/caep-standards-for-advanced-programs1.pdf

In addition to the mission and goals of the Graduate Counseling, Leadership, Education (GCLE) Department, 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 meet eligibility requirements to become qualified through New York State (NYS) certification in school building or school district leadership.

NOTE: 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. 

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 project
  • continuous improvement of their crafts through their Personal Learning Plans 
  • developing and/or enhancing their leadership knowledge, decision-making skill, and caring 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, perfomances, 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 responsible self-direction, collaboration, and by leading from 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:

  • submit a completed Application for Admission to the Director of Graduate Admissions. All required documentation must be submitted in time to meet application deadlines
  • possess an initial or provisional or permanent or professional certificate or the equivalent or give appropriate and acceptable evidence of potential for instructional leadership
  • have a recommendation from an immediate supervisor
  • provide a Statement of Interest in the program that includes;
    • past experiences that give evidence of  leadership for learning and
    • future professional plans for using the degree
  • make an appointment for an interview with the Program Director preferably before beginning course work
  • if this is the first graduate degree, an appropriate passing score on the verbal and quantitative GRE (if required by New York State)

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):

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

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 desired. 

Those new to the master degree or advanced certificate in an educational leadership program at Manhattan College attend a mandatory course in Orientation to School Building Leadership (EDUG600).

Ordinarily, participants register for 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) in the Fall and Spring semesters and up to 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) for the May to August summer session. Participants complete six 3-credit core courses that have a co-requirement of 100 hours of course related leadership activities (approximately 17-20 hours per core course) and 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) of internship. The co-requirement of 100 hours of course related activity in the field are a prerequisite for the 400 hour internship.

Courses for the Master Degree and Advanced Certificate

Orientation to School Building Leadership ( (mandatory))
18 credits of Core Courses, plus 100 hours of Course Related Leadership Activities (approximately 17-20 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

Participants must complete New York State certification requirements of:

  1. a two hour workshop in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting and in
  2. a two hour workshop in School Violence Prevention and Intervention Legislation (SAVE)
  3. six hours of training in the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
    • Three hours of online study may be completed using the Manhattan College Moodle site: https://lms.manhattan.edu/course/view.php?id=8520
    • three hours of course-embedded DASA content

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 (11 three-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) that may include EDUG 600
  • 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 report completed within the previous five years is submitted for review and approval
    • 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 are eligible to sit for the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Leadership Exam.  Program participants are responsible for registering for the test and meeting all NYSED requirements in place at the time of applying for certification.  Test information available at the time of this writing will be found at http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_flds103-104_PG_opener.asp

Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership (24 credits)

Admission

Those seeking admission to the 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 Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership consists of 24 credits of course work (8 three-credit courses):

  • EDUG 600 Orientation to School Building Leadership (0 credits)
  • 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 administrator on-site.

The internship consists of

  • 2 three-credit internship courses and accompanying seminars (EDUG 748 and EDUG 889)
  • sustained administrative practice of 400 hours 
    • 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 on campus and in diverse locations off campus
  • an internship project 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 internship requires (but need not be limited to),

  • an electronic internship portfolio
  • report of the internship project
  • 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 (http://catalog.manhattan.edu/graduate/schoolofeducation/educationcalendar/)

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, it is possible that a withdrawal from the course may be required.  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 meet these requirements to be graduated:

  • make appropriate progress throughout the course based on college requirements for maintaining matriculation
  • maintain a 3.0 (B) average in course work
  • complete all program requirements for assignments and internship
  • meet calendar dates for submitting approved and accepted and graded documentation
    November 15 for a February 1 graduation date
    February 15 for a May graduation date
    July 15 for a September 1 graduation date
  • 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

Candidates for NYS certification as a School Building Leader must:

  • complete the approved School Building Leadership Program (master degree or advanced certificate)
  • with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • pass the NYS certification examination
  • apply for certification through the Manhattan College Certification Officer in the Dean of Education Office at 718-862-7373

Note: New York State certifies school building leaders, the college does not certify. 
Changes in NYS certification requirements take precedence over the information in this catalog. Participants in an Educational Leadership program are responsible for knowing NYS certification and calendar requirements and must plan accordingly.

Advanced Leadership Studies (ALS)

The master degree and advanced certificate programs in Advanced Leadership Studies (ALS) 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,
  • the knowledge, dispositions, and performances of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders formerly known as the ISLLC standards (http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2015/ProfessionalStandardsforEducationalLeaders2015forNPBEAFINAL.pdf).
  • CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs (http://caepnet.org/standards/standards-advanced-programs)

In addition to the goals of the Graduate Counseling, Leadership, Education (GCLE) Department, 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 goals help program participants meet eligibility requirements to become qualified through New York State (NYS) certification.

NOTE: 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 dates and must plan accordingly.

Admission

In addition to the general requirements for admission to a Graduate Education Program, applicants for admission to an Educational Leadership Program must:

  • complete the online Application for Admission with required documentation according to the submission deadlines of the Director of Graduate Admissions
  • 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 or the equivalent in School Building Leadership
  • have a minimum of 3 years successful teaching or pupil personnel service (PK-12)
  • have two years of administrative experience or the equivalent
  • 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
    • Dignity for All Children Act (DASA)

Course Work

Participants should consult with the Program Director for courses and competencies appropriate to the specific administrative role or certification desired.  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 Dignity for All Students Act requires six hours of course embedded training in bully prevention.

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 an ALS degree.

Those seeking a degree in Advanced Leadership Studies that does not require NYS certification register for the companion program in ALS.

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

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

  • 6 four-credit courses that include 10 hours of field work per course
  • 2 three-credit courses of  internship that includes
    • 250 hours of district level internship
    • completion of a major project
  • sponsorship by a certified school district leader
EDUG 600Orientation to School Building Leadership0
EDUG 840Education Finance + Field 4
EDUG 847Total Quality Management for Educational Leaders + Field (Total Quality Management for Educational Leaders + Field)4
EDUG 861Standards Based Performance Assessment + Field4
EDUG 871Quantitative Process Control in Education + Field Experience4
EDUG 877Instructional Design, Technology and Information Processing3
EDUG 889Internship/Seminar II in School Building Leadership3
EDUG 893Internship/Seminar III in School District Leadership3

Six credits of internship include 400 hours of leadership experience:                                                                       

EDUG 889 Internship/Seminar II + 150 hours of field (may be waived if taken previously; another course must be substituted)   3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                    EDUG 893 Internship/Seminar III plus 250 hours of supervised practice plus report of Major Project.                       3 credits

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

The Advanced Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies consists of 8 credits of course work (2 four-credit courses that require 10 hours each of supervised field work), 3 credits of internship that includes 250 hours of district level internship and completion of an internship project. 

Those seeking the Advanced Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies must present a minimum of 52 post-baccalaureate credits in an appropriate field and meet the requirements listed for the Master 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 Master Degree and Advanced Certificate 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:

  • course credits appropriate for the degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • documentation of required hours of supervised field experience
  • submission of proposal for the internship project
  • acceptance by a school district for an administrative internship experience at the district level or equivalent
  • mentorship/sponsorship by a certified district level administrator on-site with accompanying Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
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 submission of the internship 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 advanced certificate)
  • for a total of 60 or more post-baccalaureate credits
  • with a GPA of 3.5 or better
  • pass the NYS SDL certification examination
  • apply for SDL certification through the School of Education Certification Officer in the Dean of Education Office at 718-862-7373

Note: New York State certifies school district leaders, the college does not. 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.

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