Educational Leadership, CAS

Admissions Deadline: June 1 (for fall semester start). Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0; Master’s degree in a teaching or school specialist field.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching or school specialist experience.
  • 3 letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s professional, leadership, and academic qualifications. One should be from a current supervisor.
  • Personal essay demonstrating candidates’ beliefs about beliefs about diversity, equity and inclusion, anthusiasm for learning, and evidence of teacher leadership.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Applicants with strong applications will be contacted for an admissions interview.

Financial Support

  • Rising Diverse Leaders Scholarship: scholarship awards available to encourage educators with diverse identities to pursue leadership studies. Amounts vary per semester; contact admissions for more information.
  • Future Leaders Scholarship: Starting in fall 2024, students can receive a savings of up to 66% off university tuition rates, no separate application required. Scholarship amount determined on an individual basis, depending on the number of credit hours required to earn the CAS.
  • School of Education Endowed Scholarships, including the James R. Manwaring Scholarship
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

Program Contacts

Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505
Speranza Migliore
Leela George, Associate Teaching Professor
legeorge@syr.edu|315.254.7807
Leela George