Post-Master’s Program Leading to an Advanced Certificate as School District Leader - Alternative (Trans D) (24 hours) (Online)

This CAS program offers professionals in other fields with a master’s degree to pursue a New York state alternative certification for administrative positions at the school district level. The program is completed while candidates serve in an administrative position requiring an SDL in an educational system.


  • Master’s degree
  • 36 hours
  • leadership experience and EDU 595 Intro to Educ Research & Statistics or equivalent; administrative position
Required Courses
EDU 631Leadership & the School District Leader3
EDU 650Capstone for the School District Leader3
EDU 647Instructional Supervision & Curriculum3
EDU 634School Business Administration3
EDU 635School Law (NY state)3
EDU 822Schl District Intern 13
EDU 823Schl District Intern 23
One elective in educational leadership3
Further Requirements
Candidates must pass the comprehensive examination and New York State Education Leadership Assessment for School District Leader to complete the program and obtain state certification in this area.
Total Credits24