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CAS in Educational Administration
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration is a 60 credit-hour graduate degree program. Matriculated students receive 24 hours of transfer credit for the earned master's, leaving 36 credit hours of work to complete the educational requirements for the degree. The program of study is listed below.
School Building Leader and School District Leader (SBL and SDL)
- EDA 600 Foundations of Educational Leadership (6 cr.)
- EDA 653 Building Level Leadership (3 cr.)
- EDA 678 Evidenced based Techniques for Teacher Assessment(3 cr.)
- EDA 694 Resource Management (3 cr.)
- EDA 830 Leading Instructional Improvement Strategies (3 cr.)
- EDA 871 Legal Basis of Education (3 cr.)
- EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership (3 cr.)
- EDA 888 Administrative Internship (6 cr.)
- EDA 896 Central Office Administration (6 cr.)
Upon completion of the 36 hours listed above and successfully passing the School District Leader (SDL) leadership assessment administered by the New York State Education Department, candidates are awarded the CAS degree, which is the post-masters/pre-doctorate degree. In addition, the School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) administrative certifications will not be issued by the New York State Education Department until the candidate has taken and successfully passed both the SBL and SDL leadership assessments. Once these requirements have been met, the candidate is eligible to apply for both the SBL and SDL administrative certifications through the process of institutional endorsement.
The majority of the teaching takes place at the Brockport MetroCenter (55 St. Paul Street) in downtown Rochester. EDA 600 Foundations of Educational Leadership (which is the prerequisite course in the program) is taught on Saturday 9 am-4:30 pm for 7 weekends. Other courses in the program are taught on Saturday from 9 am-4:30 pm for 5 Saturdays. EDA 885 Practicum in Educational Leadership is taught on the College at Brockport campus.
- An earned master's degree;
- 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:
- the candidate has completed at least one (1) year 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; verified by the TEACH system. (The State Education Department requires three (3) years of experience by the completion of the program.)
- the candidate is an outstanding teacher or pupil personnel services worker;
- the candidate has excellent oral and written communication skills;
- the candidate has leadership potential;
- the district agrees to provide the candidate with opportunities for increased responsibilities in leadership roles (e.g., chairing a committee, planning activities or events, making formal oral presentations).
- A letter on school district stationery from a building principal (assistant principal or vice principal is not acceptable), an assistant superintendent, or a superintendent stating that he/she agrees to act as the candidate's mentor (can be same administrator as above and can be contained in above letter or can be a different administrator and a separate letter).
The Department also has a formal articulation agreement with the Margaret Warner Graduate School at the University of Rochester to help CAS graduates enter and complete an EdD in educational administration from the University of Rochester (U of R).
The U of R offers, on a competitive basis, two scholarships per year to students who graduate from SUNY Brockport with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration or a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Business Administration. To qualify for consideration, a candidate must be recommended by the Department of Educational Administration at SUNY Brockport, be accepted into the U of R's EdD program, and be chosen by the U of R's scholarship selection committee. The scholarship provides for:
- Reduction of the U of R tuition by one-third for the duration of the candidate's continued enrollment leading to the doctorate
- Acceptance of up to 45 hours of graduate transfer credit for work completed in the SUNY Brockport Department of Educational Administration, depending on the relevance of the prior study.
Visit the Margaret Warner Graduate School at the University of Rochester for more information.
For Program Advisement
Jeff Linn, PhD
Phone: (585) 395-5804
For Application and Admissions Procedures
Phone: (585) 395-2525