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Educational Leadership Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

Prepare for a Successful Transition into School and District Leadership Positions

  • Build on your previous experience and graduate work
  • Choose to earn the teacher leadership certificate online or on campus
  • All three of our programs can be completed at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury campus
  • Teacher leadership can also be completed 100% online

The educational leadership program's objectives are based on the knowledge and skills identified in the Educational Leadership Constituent Council Guidelines, the Policy Standards of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), and the Model Teacher Leader Standards.

Teacher Leadership

The teacher leadership program gives you the opportunity to serve as an instructional leader within your school without having to fully leave the classroom. You will have the chance to get a head start on your administrative licensure coursework. Most significantly, you will develop the skills and understandings necessary for schools to effectively distribute leadership beyond the school principal. Learn more about the teacher leadership program.

School Building Leader

The SBL program enables you to qualify for a New York State Administrative Certificate at the building (SBL certificate) level. You will gain skills through projects involving implementing school change through professional development, annual professional performance review of classroom teachers, evaluation of teaching and learning using student assessment data, and core-value leadership peer and self-assessments. Learn more about the school building leader program.

School District Leader

After completing the SBL program, you can earn the SDL certificate by completing an additional semester internship experience. Learn more about the school district leader program.

Information Session

Our state of the art program is aligned with ISLLC standards and prepares graduate students well for leadership positions in education. Each class is taught as a hybrid — approximately 50 percent face-to-face and 50 percent online. The teacher leadership courses can also be taken fully online without coming to campus.

The program coordinators — Dr. Michael Johnson and Dr. Harry Brooks — are available to meet with individuals who are interested in learning more about these programs.

Feel free to contact Dr. Michael Johnson at (518) 312-6057 or [email protected].

Please contact Betsy Kane, Director of Graduate Admissions, at (518) 564-4723 or email [email protected] if you would like to be mailed an application packet.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For information about educational leadership at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Michael Johnson

Office: J. Buckley Bryan, Jr., Regional Higher Education Center
SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury
640 Bay Road-Suite 2
Queensbury, NY 12804
Phone: (518) 312-6057
Email: [email protected]