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Department of Educational Administration

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Recognized Occupation: 11-9030 Education Administrators

Graduation Rates: 85% of students have completed the program within 3 years. 97% of students have completed the program within 4 years.

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Certificate of Advanced Study

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) program is a 60-credit program. Most often, candidates transfer 30 credits from a Master's degree program toward the 60 credits required for a CAS. Candidates may receive credit for an additional six credit hours of prior study and/or experience if they took post-Master's relevant educational leadership courses at another accredited institution prior to CAS matriculation at SUNY New Paltz. Each candidate will be evaluated through transcript review and documentation of previous administrative experience. Criteria for review will focus on the conceptual framework of our unit and department and the equivalence of previous coursework with our current offerings.

All candidates without a Master's degree who have not had courses in multicultural education and special education respectively will be required to take those courses here as part of their program or as prerequisites.

SBL/SDL joint program (Program code: 401a)
The 60 credit-hour Certificate of Advanced Study program has, as its primary goal, certification as School Building Leader (SBL) and/or School District Leader (SDL). A six-credit internship is part of this program and is required for New York State certification.

Admission Requirements for the SBL/SDL:

  • Two original and official copies of the baccalaureate and Master's transcripts from an accredited institution.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on Master's transcripts.
  • A professional or permanent teaching certificate.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Forms are available in the Application for Admission to Graduate School packet available from the Graduate School office, HAB 804 or here.
  • A coherent essay reflecting on the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
  • Graduate Credit Transfer Request form, if applicable.
  • Written verification from the school district of at least three years of teaching experience. Please submit this verification as a separate document, NOT as a statement within a letter of recommendation.

SDL-Transition D program (Program code: 401b)
An alternative route to the School District Leader certificate is offered to those who have a position in a central office but do not have teacher certification, and who are exceptionally qualified. They can apply for the School District Leader - Transition D program. This candidate will need to be mentored by a superintendent or her/his designee and a college supervision until the candidate completes the CAS program.

Admission Requirements for the Transition D:

  • Two original and official copies of the baccalaureate and Master's transcripts from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on Master's transcript
  • Five letters of recommendation. Forms are available in the Application for Admission to Graduate School packed available from the Graduate School office, HAB 804 or here.
  • A commitment letter mentorship from the Superintendent of the School District or the BOCES District Superintendent, outlining the candidate's position and responsibilities.
  • A coherent essay reflecting on the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
  • An electronic portfolio of evidence that the candidate is exceptionally qualified and meets all ten elements of NYS Regulations 52.21 (c)(4)(b)
  • Graduate Credit Transfer Request form, if applicable.

SDBL program (Program code: 402a)
Within this program the department offers the School District Business Leader track. This special track consists of 12 credit hours of school business courses, as well as twelve hours of core courses (EDA793 Leadership and School Organization, EDA772 Administrative Theory & Practice, EED775 NYS Ed Law, EED776 Finance & Revenue Management), and a six-credit internship in school business. Click here for SDBL information.

Admission Requirements for the SDBL:

  • Two original and official copies of the baccalaureate and Master's transcripts from an accredited institution.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on Master's transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Forms are available in the Application for Admission to Graduate School packet available from the Graduate School office, HAB 804 or here.
  • A coherent essay reflecting on the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
  • Graduate Credit Transfer Request form, if applicable.

Program Requirements for ALL Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)Programs

  • Matriculation must be completed prior to completing six (6) credits. Upon matriculation, an advisor will be assigned to the candidate.
  • File a Plan of Study during the first semester after matriculation. The Plan of Study is developed with the assigned advisor.
  • Complete prescribed course work and other requirements within five years after matriculation.
  • Maintain a cumulative average of 3.00 or higher with no more that two grades below B-.
  • Complete a Child Abuse Seminar or verify a previous completion of this seminar.
  • Complete a S.A.V.E. course (if taking EDA775, this will automatically be recorded on your New Paltz transcript).
  • Complete a Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop or verify a previous completion of this seminar.
  • MMR immunization
  • Application to and completion of Internship.
  • Note: for certification, fingerprint clearance must be received again even if clearance had been received earlier in one's career.

Curriculum Requirements (60 credits): Master's degree + 30 credits

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • EDA793 Leadership and School Organization (3 credits)
  • EDA772 Administrative Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • EDA775 New York State Education Law and Policy Implementation (3 credits)
  • EDA7xx Finance course (3 credits)
  • Internship in Educational Administration (6 credits)

Elective courses (12 credits)
To be selected under advisement (Plan of Study)

An appropriate number of the following courses must be selected under advisement at the time the student matriculated in a specific program.

  • EDA 752 Public School Budgeting (3 credits)
  • EDA 755 Support Service Management (3 credits)
  • EDA 760 Current Issues in Educational Administration (3 credits)
  • EDA 769 The Principals' Institute (2 credits)
  • EDA 773 School Business Administration (3 credits)
  • EDA 774 Human Resource Management for Administrators (3 credits)
  • EDA 776 Finance and Revenue Management (3 credits)
  • EDA 777 Seminar in Practices and Problems in School Business Administration (3 credits)
  • EDA 778 School Plant Administration (3 credits)
  • EDA 784 Curriculum Development for Administrators (3 credits
  • EDA 786 Facilities Planning, Operation and Maintenance (3 credits)
  • EDA 787 The Politics of Educational Administration (3 credits)
  • EDA 793 Selected Topics (3 credits)
  • EDA 799 Modular Institutes (1 credit)

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