Educational Leadership, C.A.S.

Program Requirements

Students typically complete the program in 3-4 years of full-time study, but completion time can be shortened with study during the summer. Part-time study is also available for students working, including full-time teaching positions.

The Educational Leadership certificate program requires 30 graduate credits, through a set of 8 required courses and a 6-credit internship over two semesters. Students typically complete the program in 3-4 years of part-time study, which allows for students working full-time including in teaching positions. Completion time can be shortened with study during the summer or taking a higher course load some or all semesters.

This program covers 30 of the 60 credits required to receive dual New York Certification as a School Building Leader and a School District Leader. The other 30 credits are typically from a previous master’s degree in a related education field, and are required for completion of the C.A.S.

Coursework areas may include:

  • Leadership for Diverse Learners and Communities
  • Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
  • Organizational and Institutional Development
  • Inclusive Schooling
  • District and Building Leadership
  • Legal Basis of Education

Students will also complete a full year internship incorporating both building and district settings. These internships provide opportunities for engaging with children and youth; working with parents and the community; attending board and committee meetings; examining existing and proposed budgets and policies; and facilitating instructional teams. As a culminating experience, students will compile and present a portfolio of experiences, tasks completed, and reflections on the skills they developed during their internship.

More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.