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Educational Leadership, Accelerated Master's

School Building Leader Program

Supt. Eric ByrneDegree: Master of Science in Education (MSE)

Credits: 30

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

Application Deadlines: Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1; Fall 2020: Rolling Admissions (Cohort begins August)

Start Semester: Spring/Summer/Fall

Campus: Lincoln Center and Westchester

The Master's in Educational Leadership prepares school building and district leaders:

Who are driven by core values of equity, social justice and inclusivity to ensure that each student has access and opportunity to thrive in optimal learning environments;

Who transform schools by using resources, structures and practices to promote the academic success and well-being of each student;

Who promote teacher development and success by observing and evaluating instructional practices and providing high quality feedback to improve student achievement;

Who can solve school and community- based problems by enacting research- based leadership theories and tools for strategic school improvement;

Who collaborate with families and community stakeholders in schools and districts to develop and promote policies and initiatives that serve all children;

Who make data-informed decisions to develop and promote a vision for successful learning for all students;

Who are self-reflective and engage in ongoing professional and leadership development.

This is an intensive one-year master’s degree program over three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). Students participate in a full-year, clinically rich internship beginning Day One at the candidate’s home school.

Students who successfully complete all requirements for the School Building Leader master's program will be automatically accepted into the School District Leader Advanced Certification program and may complete the requirements beginning in the summer session following graduation.

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;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral);
  • Provide Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores less than five years old. (This is waived for students holding a prior master's degree in education or a related field.)

Admissions Information

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

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

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses

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.

Contact

Admissions
Phone: 212-636-6400
Email: gse_admiss@fordham.edu
www.fordham.gse

or

Elizabeth Stosich
Email: estosich@fordham.edu