GSE Administration and Supervision

Catholic/Faith-Based Educational Leadership

Degree: Master of Science in Education

Start Semester: Any

Campus: Lincoln Center, Online

Full-time/Part-time Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

The program focuses on the legacy of inherited excellence, present innovations and the future vitality and sustainability of Catholic and non-public schools.

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We offer two paths to study and explore educational leadership in the context of mission-integrity and all that it implies.

  • The first path, School Building Leadership, leads to eligibility for New York State School Building Leader (SBL) Certification. This certification is appropriate for such positions as president, principal, supervisor, department chair, assistant principal, coordinator and unit head.
  • The second path, Administration and Supervision, is for candidates who wish to develop their knowledge and skills for a leadership role in education at a particular site, either in the United States or internationally, but who are not seeking New York State School Building Leader (SBL) Certification.

The master's program follows a cohort model and is organized with a focus on adult learning theory, utilizing action research, group projects, critical reflection, clinical application, problem-based simulations, policy analysis and two semesters of internships.

Faith-Based Scholarships are Available 

Fieldwork can be done in your place of employment. 

Program Prerequisites

Applicants following the first path (seeking School Building Leader certification) must have a bachelor's degree and least three years of teaching experience.

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes

International Study

The Center offers summer institutes on emerging issues with other universities and educational institutions around the world, providing distinctive opportunities for learning and collaboration.

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses


Year 1

Fall (6 credits)

  • Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management
  • Instructional Leadership

Spring (6 credits)

  • Strategic Planning/Change
  • Perspectives on Leadership

Summer (6 credits)

  • Leading in a Diverse Society
  • School Law

Year 2 

Fall (6 credits)

  • Internship I (optional) 
  • Program Evaluation and Research in Administration and Supervision I

Spring (6 credits)

  • Internship II (optional) 
  • Ethics of School Administration
  • Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment


GSE Admissions
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Program Faculty:
Gerard M. Cattaro, Ph.D.[email protected]