Catalog
2014-15

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 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.

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 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 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
  • make an appointment for an interview with the Program Director preferably before beginning course work

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

Those new to the master degree in an educational leadership program attend a mandatory course in Orientation to School Building Leadership (EDUG600), a 3-credit course for master degree candidates.

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 100 hours of course related leadership activities (approximately 17-20 hours per course):

Core Courses for the Master Degree and Professional Diploma

EDUG 600Orientation to School Building Leadership0-3
18 credits of Core Courses, plus 100 hours of Course Related Leadership Activities (approximately 17-20 hours per course)18
Educational Leadership, Decison-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:6
Internship/Seminar I in School Building Leadership
Internship/Seminar II in School Building Leadership

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 imbedded training in bully prevention.

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):

  • 18 credits of Core Courses
  • 6 credits of Internship,
  • 6 credits of electives 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 copy of the previous research completed within the previous five year 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 timeline for graduation

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.

The Professional Diploma in School Building Leadership consists of 24 credits of course work (8 three-credit courses):

  • 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 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/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
    • 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
  • an internship project selected and implemented in consultation with school administration

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

  • an electronic internship portfolio,
  • report of an internship project
  • digital video of an administrative presentation
  • 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 internship during a semester 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 may be required. 

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 Manhattan College Certification Officer in the Dean of Education Office

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

Advanced Leadership Programs

The Advanced 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,
  • 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.

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:

  • submit a completed Application for Admission with required documentation in time to meet submission deadlines
  • 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

Course Work

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

Program of Studies: 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:

  • 6 four-credit courses
  • 2 three-credit courses of  internship that includes
    • 250 hours of district level internship
    • completion of a major project
EDUG 8xx Total Quality Management for Educational Leaders (4 credits that include 1 credit of supervised field work)
EDUG 840. Education Finance (4 credits that include 1 credit of supervised field work)
EDUG 8xx. Standards Based Performance Assessment (4 credits that include 1 credit of supervised field work)
EDUG 8xx. Organizational Development (4 credits that include 1 credit of supervised field work)
EDUG 871. Quantitative Process Control (4 credits that include 1 credit for proposal of Major Project
EDUG 8xx. Instructional Design, Technology and Information Processing (4 credits that include 1 credit of supervised field work)
Six credits of internship that include 400 hours of leadership experience:
EDUG 889 Internship/Seminar II + 150 hours offield (may be waived if taken previously; another course must be substituted)
EDUG 893 Internship/Seminar III plus 250 hours of supervised practice plus report of Major Project.

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

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 840. Education Finance (4 credits that includes+ 1 credit of supervised field work)
EDUG 871. Quantitative Process Control (4 credits that includes 1 credit for proposal of Major Project
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 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:

  • 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
  • mentorship/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 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 professional diploma)
  • 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

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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