A flexible, hybrid approach that fits the needs of a busy professional
Complete the majority of coursework online, with just a few weekend days devoted to in-person instruction each term (on the New Paltz campus or at off-site locations with our partner districts). Develop a "Plan of Study" in which courses are taken one at a time on a continuous basis. Complete the program in as little as 15 months.
Easy fulfillment of internship requirements
Allows candidates to continue working full time while they accrue intern hours. This accommodating system allows candidates to partner with leaders in their districts and intern according to their schedules, including during the summer.
Courses tailored to focus on themes relevant to the 21st century classroom
Courses are designed to prepare candidates to pass the School Building Leader and School District Leader tests, and go on to thrive as administrators.
Work closely with dedicated faculty
Who have served, or are serving, as building and district level leaders in our region, and who bring to each class a wealth of knowledge, experience and scholarship. Including a cohort model in which candidates learn to work cooperatively, learn collaboratively and begin to develop lifelong professional relationships with current and future colleagues.