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Educational Administration

Educational Administration

I want to advance to educational administration

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 Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) program offers 30 credits beyond the Master's degree to equip you with the theories, strategies, and confidence required of exemplary school leaders. This program integrates applied fieldwork with topical course work to meet the needs of working professionals. In-depth study prepares administrators and school leaders to meet the challenges of a diverse and demanding educational environment. Successful completers will qualify for School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) certification in New York State.

The School of Education’s Educational Leadership program reflects the expectations of relevant professional organizations, including the National Policy Board for Educational Administration and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), that school leadership preparation programs incorporate applied research and clinical activities. SUNY New Paltz is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under legacy National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

If you have questions, please contact Art Gould, program coordinator, at gouldaj@newpaltz.edu or (845) 257-2958.


All candidates must take the State Education Department school leadership assessments as in order to graduate. Faculty will advise candidates as to the time in the CAS program when the assessments should be taken. All students who apply to a School of Education graduate program will be required to complete the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).*If the applicant holds a master’s degree, please contact the program coordinator before registering for the GRE.

Program faculty are 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.


Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
Old Main 108
SUNY New Paltz
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Phone: 845-257-2831
Fax: 845-257-2859