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Department of Educational Administration

Advance your career with our new
accelerated 15-MONTH cohort program.
New cohort starting January 2015

Open House Monday, Nov. 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
Geoge F. Baker H.S., Tuxedo, NY

  • In just 15-months, you can complete a rigorous, clinically-rich Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) leading to New York State certifications in School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL).
  • Our new program design integrates applied fieldwork with topical course work to meet the needs of working professionals.
  • This 30-credit program will equip you with the theories, strategies, and confidence required of exemplary school leaders.

If you have specific questions, contact Dr. Karen Bell, bellk@newpaltz.edu or 845-257-2800.



Department of Educational Administration
OM 323
SUNY New Paltz
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Phone: 845-257-2810
Fax: 845-257-2799 

For more information email: edadmin@newpaltz.edu

Dr. Karen Bell, Assoc. Professor - Chair
bellk@newpaltz.edu

Dr. David Gorlewski, Assistant Professor
gorlewsd@newpaltz.edu

Dr. Katie Zahedi, Assistant Professor
zahedik@newpaltz.edu

Dr. Joseph Natale, SDBL Specialist
natalejoseph@yahoo.com

 

The Educational Administration programs provide an in-depth study to prepare administrators and school leaders to meet the challenges of a diverse and demanding educational environment.

The Department of Educational Administration is committed to the preparation of caring, critical, and reflective professionals who are academically strong, pedagogically skilled, and responsive to the needs of our diverse society.

Organizations such as The National Commission for Principalship, The National Policy Board for Educational Administration, The Educational Leadership Constituent Council, and the National Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) stress the importance of preparation programs to incorporate applied research, clinical activities, and field work. The Department of Educational Administration at New Paltz is an exemplary site where students can obtain the training they needed to be successful school administrators and leaders. These are non-residential programs. New Paltz is NCATE accredited.

The Department of Educational Administration offers a 30-credit Master's degree with a concentration in Educational Leadership. The department's premier programs are its three 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) programs, each 30 credits beyond the Master's degree. These programs enable prospective administrators to be granted certification by the State of New York. Candidates may register for preparation programs as:

  • School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL)
  • School District Leader (SDL) only
    Transition D - Alternative certification
  • School District Business Leader (SDBL)

State certification is needed for New York State supervisory positions.All candidates must take the State Education Department school leadership assessments as appropriate for their area of certification in order to graduate. Faculty will advise candidates as to the time in the CAS program when the assessments should be taken.