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Administration and Supervision, Accelerated Master's

Educational Leadership

Dean Rapaccioli with Students

Degree: MSE

Credits: 30

Career Path: Prepares graduates for positions such as assistant principal, department chair, principal, school building leader, supervisor, etc.

Application Deadline: April 15

Start Semester: Accelerated Master's Program in Educational Leadership (AMPEL) Cohort begins in July

Campus: Lincoln Center and Westchester

Note: Westchester program location contingent on sufficient enrollment

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

This is an intensive one year master's degree program consisting of weekend courses (Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday) and full week institutes (summer, etc.). Students participate in a full-year, clinically-rich internship beginning Day 1 at the candidate's home school.

Fordham's Accelerated Masters Program in Educational Leadership (AMPEL) was selected by the New York City Department of Education's Leadership Office to be part of their Pathways to Leadership preparation programs. Members of the AMPEL Cohort will have opportunities to network with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Leadership Office and other leadership candidates from other partner programs.

The program focuses on standards-based learning aligned with the National Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and New York State Education Department (NYSED) standards for school leaders. Students learn through theory and practice with problem/project-based learning; case studies; data analysis; examination of current trends and priorities (such as instructional leadership); common core standards; quality supervision and evaluation; simulations; readings; walk-throughs; internships and mentoring, etc.

Program Prerequisites

  • Have a minimum of two (2) years paid, full-time teaching/counseling experience;
  • Be a full time teacher/counselor in an elementary or secondary school;
  • Obtain endorsement from current principal;
  • Meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the Graduate School of Education;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral);

Admissions Information

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  • Submit the Letter of Intent to Apply to by February 1;
  • Submit Part A: AMPEL Application including essays and portfolio/work sample and Principal's Endorsement by March 1;
  • Complete the required online GSE Program Application by April 15;
  • Participate in an interview (to be arranged);
  • Meet Fordham University Graduate School of Education Admissions Requirements.
  • Email for further information or to request the Letter of Intent and AMPEL. application materials, including the Principal's Endorsement Form.

Effective immediately, those applying to Teaching or Educational Leadership programs at the master's or advanced certificate level are now required to submit standardized MAT, GRE, or equivalent exam scores with their application.

Program Courses

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  • Comprehensive Assessment Exam (ASGE0701)
  • Critical Issues in Administration and Supervision (ASGE6461)
  • Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management (ASGE5112)
  • Fundamentals of Educational Supervision (ASGE5119)
  • Instructional Leadership (ASGE6130)
  • Internship I and II (ASGE6520/21)
  • Leading in a Diverse Society (ASGE6145)
  • Perspectives on Leadership (ASGE6541)
  • Professional Development (ASGE6333)
  • Program Evaluation and Research (ASGE6720)
  • School Finance (ASGE6322)
  • School Law (ASGE6325)
  • Strategic Planning and Change (ASGE6361)

Fieldwork Requirements

Candidates seeking SBL certification are required to complete a one year, part-time (440 hours), clinically-rich internship at their current schools. Specific experiences are outlined at the start of the internship experience.

Certification Information

Students will be eligible to take the NYS School Building Leader (SBL) certification examination.

Please be aware that Fordham University grants degrees. The NYS Education Department (NYSED) issues certifications. Students need to consult with NYSED regarding their respective credentials and professional experiences.

Additional Information

Applicants who work in NYC DOE schools may be eligible for a 20% tuition remission if accepted into the program based on your principal's endorsement.

Please note that accepted NYC DOE students who get this tuition reduction cannot also qualify for Graduate School of Education scholarships or graduate assistantships.


Phone: 212-636-6400