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Open Enrollment vs. Cycles

There are two formats in which the department offers courses: open enrollment and cycle.

Open enrollment course offerings are taught at the College's MetroCenter in downtown Rochester. All required EDA courses are offered each semester (spring, summer, fall). Students taking courses on an open enrollment basis are able to pick and choose which course(s) they will take in any given semester. EDA 600 Foundations of Educational Leadership (the prerequisite course in the program) is taught as a hybrid course with classes on Saturday, 9 am-4:30 pm for 7 weekends scheduled throughout the semester or summer session with remaining meetings held online using Brockport's course management system, ANGEL. The other required EDA courses (EDA 653 Site Management, EDA 678 Models of Effective Supervision, EDA 694 Resource Management, EDA 830 Program Management and Instructional Leadership, and EDA 871 Legal Basis of Education) are offered either on Saturday, 9 am-4:30 pm for 5 Saturdays or on a weekday evening, 5-9 pm, for 10 evenings scheduled throughout the semester or summer session. There are three required field experiences in the program: EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership is offered every semester and is taught on the Brockport campus; EDA 888 Administrative Internship is offered every semester and the seminars are held at the College's MetroCenter; EDA 896 Central Office Administration consists of regular classroom instruction for 5 Saturdays, 9 am-4:30 pm, at the College's MetroCenter, is a semi-field-based experience in a central office setting, and is offered every semester.

Cycles of the CAS Program are occasionally offered at off-campus locations. The majority of the cycle offerings are set up in collaboration with the administrative leadership of the BOCES representing the geographic region. Past cycles have been in collaboration with the GST (Greater Southern Tier) BOCES in Coopers Plains, just outside of Corning, New York and Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES, with courses being taught at the Cuba-Rushford Central School District in Cuba, New York. Students who did not enter the program as part of a cycle program are unable to join a cycle already in progress. Individuals interested in the program who reside in the Greater Rochester area (Monroe, Ontario, Genesee, Wayne, Orleans, Livingston, Wyoming counties) will take their course work (with the exception of EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership) at the College’s MetroCenter in downtown Rochester.

Six hours of Educational Administration (EDA) courses are offered each semester. Every cycle begins with EDA 600 Foundations of Educational Leadership, which is the prerequisite course in the program. EDA 600 is taught as a hybrid course with classes on Saturday, 9 am-4:30 pm for 7 weekends scheduled throughout the semester or summer session with remaining meetings held online using Brockport's course management system, ANGEL. Each semester thereafter, two 3-credit-hour courses are offered on 5 Saturdays from 9 am-4:30 pm, for a total of 10 Saturdays scheduled throughout the semester.

All courses in any cycle will be held at whatever location is announced, with the exception of EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership, which will be held on The College at Brockport campus. A sample course of study is:

Semester #1 
EDA 600 Foundations of Educational Leadership (6 cr.) 
Saturday 9 am–4:30 pm
Note: This course is taught as a hybrid with remaining meetings held online using Brockport's course management system, ANGEL. 
Dates: To Be Announced

Semester #2
EDA 830 Program Management (3 cr.)
EDA 871 Legal Basis (3 cr.) 

Semester #3 
EDA 694 Resource Management (3 cr.)
EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership (3 cr.) (The College at Brockport campus, Brockport, New York)

Semester #4 
EDA 653 Site Management (3 cr.) 
EDA 678 Models of Effective Supervision (3 cr.)

Semester #5 
EDA 888 Administrative Internship (6 cr.)
(Field work at individual district sites)

Semester #6
EDA 896 Central Office Administration (6 cr.)

To be considered for entrance into a Leadership Cycle program or open enrollment, you must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. An earned master's degree.
  2. Be sponsored by your district. To demonstrate this, you must submit the following:
    1. A letter on school district stationery from a principal (assistant principal or vice principal is not acceptable), an assistant superintendent, or a superintendent stating that he/she agrees to act as your mentor;
    2. A letter on school district stationery from a principal (assistant principal or vice principal is not acceptable), an assistant superintendent or a superintendent confirming that:
      • You have at least two (2) years of satisfactory teaching or certificated pupil personnel services experience. This is defined as a full-time probationary position or long-term subbing; per diem subbing does not qualify;
      • You are an outstanding teacher or pupil personnel services worker;
      • You have excellent oral and written communication skills;
      • You have leadership potential;
      • The district will provide you with opportunities for increased responsibilities in leadership roles (e.g., chairing a committee, planning activities or events, making formal oral presentations).

This website will be updated with more specific details once the location for this new cycle has been determined.

Last Updated 9/4/13