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M.S. in Educational Leadership
  • Certification options: 2
  • Months to completion: 15
  • JAVĿ¼ family:1

M.S. in Educational Leadership

JAVĿ¼’s educational leadership program provides the tools that help you become a highly capable, compassionate, and ethically responsible school leader.

Choose between two master of education degree options: school building leader or school building and school district leader. The school building leader program is for candidates obtaining their first Master of Science degree in education who are seeking NYS certification at the school building level. The school building and school district leader program is for candidates obtaining their second Master of Science in Education who are seeking NYS certification at both the school building and school district level.

Each option is offered in distance format and built on a modular model that encompasses:

  • Development of effective leadership
  • Planning and implementing school improvement strategies
  • Effective public communication
  • Continuous school improvement

Join Us for a Virtual Information Session

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See Success at JAVĿ¼

JAVĿ¼'s 32 credit educational leadership graduate program is a must for working teachers interested in taking on a leadership role in their school or district.

Join us on Zoom to learn about program requirements and the application process, and get your questions answered.

  • Tuesday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. |
  • Thursday, January 18 at 4 p.m. |

Program Overview

The program places you in the principal's or district-level administrator's seat while simulating the responsibilities of deciding what to do when time, ethics, and limited resources are factors.

The curriculum combines theory, authentic case studies, class discussions, online course components, candidates’ experience, and field-based internships to address current and emerging issues impacting the quality of education.

Upon completion of the program, you will be required to achieve satisfactory scores on school building leadership or school building leader and school district leader assessments, administered by the state, to achieve certification and graduate from JAVĿ¼.

 I would highly recommend JAVĿ¼’s graduate education program as I believe it is a well-rounded, current, and carefully curated experience that will prepare anyone for the realities of teaching. ”

Adam Tatar
  • Adam Tatar '09
  • Director of Instruction and Student Services at Kendall Central School District

 During my very first class, I knew that I made the right choice because of the focus on the importance of integrity, honesty, and real-world experience I encountered. JAVĿ¼ not only prepares you for your next career, your JAVĿ¼ experience prepares you for life itself. ”

Barry Tierney