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School District Leader Graduate Certificate

Program Benefits

  • Acquire additional certification in just one semester.
  • Learn from experienced practitioners.
  • Be eligible for promotion within your school district.
  • Study full-time or part-time in Queensbury.
  • Convenient hours: study in the afternoon and evening so you may continue working as a substitute or full-time teacher.
  • 50% of instruction is online.

Graduate Certificate in School District Leader (8 credits)


SDL program candidates complete an additional semester internship experience which is embedded in two classes. Most hours will be completed at the intern’s primary site.

Admission Requirements

The school district leader certificate program at our branch campus offers rolling admission and accepts applications at any time for spring, summer, or fall matriculation. All required application items must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the semester you wish to start the program, for full admission consideration.

The following items are required for admission:

Program Requirements

Please note: Students enrolled in this graduate certificate program are not eligible to receive federal aid.

Continuing from SBL to the SDL Program

Current School Building Leader students who would like to be considered for continuation into the school district leader program have a simplified admission process. Only the following items are required to complete your continuation application:

Continuation applications are evaluated for admission in the same manner as regular applications. You will receive a decision notification after the department’s review.

Note: Admission deposits for continuing students are waived and there is no new application fee.

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]