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SUNY New Paltz Programs at the Rockland Teachers Center Institute (RTCI)

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)

Are you considering entering the world of school administration?  Want the convenience of taking courses close to home? Taking graduate courses at an affordable price?

SUNY New Paltz offers its New Accelerated 15 month cohort program in Educational Administration in collaboration with the Rockland Teachers Center Institute.

Advance your career in just 15 months with a rigorous, clinically-rich Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) leading to New York State certification in School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL).

Take courses at Tuxedo High School –  in a convenient Friday/Saturday format.  Be a part of a professional community of students, together working toward becoming school leaders in their communities.

Our new program integrates applied fieldwork with topical coursework 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.

Remember:   State certification is needed for New York State supervisory positions.

For more information and to register for classes go to mylearningplan at or call 845-553-9516 and ask for Joleen Murray. Visit the SUNY New Paltz Department of Educational Administration at for a full presentation of the program and admission details.

Master’s in Literacy Grades B-6 or 5-12

Our program is committed to the enhancement of preparing caring, critical and reflective professionals to maximize student success.

We offer coursework that enables you to obtain your literacy credential so you can:

  • Become a literacy specialist, working one-on-one with struggling readers and writers
  • Be a literacy leader at your school or in your district
  • Support ALL students with the literacy demands they face
  • Increase your employment options by expanding your curriculum-writing and professional development leadership skills

Consider the SUNY New Paltz 36-credit master’s in Literacy offered in collaboration with the Rockland Teachers Center Institute.  All coursework with the exception of one class can be completed on location in Rockland, and some courses are offered on-line or in hybrid formats.  The program is both rigorous and reasonably priced.

For more information and questions, contact Joleen at RTCI at 845-499-0851 or email  Visit the  SUNY New Paltz Department of Elementary Education/Literacy at for more details.  For an application, go to or contact Cathy Coppinger at 845-257-2904.