Students entering Educational Administration (EDA) have a career goal of school administrator, e.g., Assistant Principal, Principal, Director/Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent. Participation in the program leads to an advanced degree: Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) and an endorsement for certification as a School Building (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL). This certification is required for any administrative or leadership position in a New York State school district.
Courses are offered on Saturdays from 9-4:30 with an occasional offering of a weeknight course. We are sensitive to school breaks. No classes are scheduled during those times. Courses are offered all three semesters, Fall, Spring, Summer. Most classes are held at The College at Brockport's MetroCenter in downtown Rochester.
Students can elect to be part of a cohort, taking courses together during the 6 semesters required to complete the program. Graduates report the tremendous networking potential that grows out of a cohort. Cohorts begin each fall and spring semester.
Periodically a cohort will be scheduled at an off campus site. Examples of such sites are Greater Southern Tier BOCES, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES.
The Educational Administration program is approved by the New York State Department of Education for both School Building (SBL) and School District (SDL) Leader certification. The program is also accredited through NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).
Students apply to this CAS program through the Graduate School. Applicants to the program must have:
The application consists of:
For additional information on admissions or to start your application, contact the Graduate School.
Students in the program are required to have a mentor who is employed as a principal or higher. Typically, the letter of recommendation is from the mentor. If the recommendation is not from the mentor, then a second letter must be included from a principal or higher who agrees to serve as the student's mentor for the program.
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
Students in the SBL/SDL concentration of the CAS in Educational Administration must:
The program consists of 36 credits of coursework:
The State of New York Department of Education offers certification of school building leaders (SBL) and school district leaders (SDL). Educational Administration has been certified by the New York State Education Department to provide a courses of study to meet the requirements for both SBL and SDL certifications. As of the production of this catalog, additional requirements for these certifications include:
However, because the State of New York Department of Education controls the criteria for eligibility, this College and Department cannot be held responsible for changes made during your matriculation and/or after your graduation. Students are advised to consult with Brockport's Certification Office and maintain awareness of changes that may happen to their certification requirements.
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Steven V Ayers EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Visiting Assistant Professor / Sba Program Coordinator
George W Batterson EDD
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Donald R Covell MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Carol T Godsave MA
Visiting Assistant Professor + Chair
Jeffrey B Linn Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
James A Tobin EDD
(SUNY At Albany)
Lynda VanCoske JD