Leela George, Program Coordinator, 150 Huntington Hall, 315-443-2685, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leela George, George Theoharis, Joseph Shedd, Renae James
The Certificate of Advanced Study program in educational leadership is registered with New York State to lead to dual certification of its graduates as School Building Leaders and School District Leaders, qualifying candidates to serve in any school leadership position in New York State (except school district business leader, see School District Business Leadership (Professional Certification), CAS for more information).
The program prepares school leaders who have the deep knowledge, practical skills, and passionate commitment to ensure that every student has full and equal access to a high quality education and attains exemplary levels of learning and personal development.
The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Programs and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
School leadership applicants must:
Write a personal essay demonstrating with concrete examples their beliefs about student learning, their leadership experiences, a commitment to diversity, dedication to ongoing learning, a willingness to collaboration, and a committment to ethical behaviors.
Submit transcripts and records to demonstrate a completed master’s degree and a minimum of three years teaching or other professional school experience.
Submit letters of reference from at least three persons who can speak to the applicant’s professional, leadership, and academic qualifications and who are willing to be contacted for a phone interview. Include email and phone contact information. (Two should have supervised the applicant at some point in time).
Submit a resume
Applicants will be contacted for an admissions interview.
Applicants are invited to apply for scholarship support from the School of Education.
All CAS program classes are conducted in area school systems, except for summer session classes. Faculty offices are located in Huntington Hall on the Syracuse University campus.
Total Credits Required:
30 credits in educational leadership
With prior approval, candidates with a master’s degree from Syracuse University may transfer a leadership course from another institution, provided it covers substantially the same content as the course required by the program. No more than three credits of the total thirty credits required for program completion may be transferred from another institution.
Although full-time study is possible, most candidates pursue the CAS program as part-time students, typically taking one course each fall, one course each spring, and one each summer.
The faculty reviews each candidate’s progress and dispositions on an annual basis, and notifies the candidate if it has any concerns that require attention. Candidates’ progress is assessed using the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council. Candidates are discouraged from beginning their administrative internship until they have completed all other required coursework, and may not commence the internship until they have completed at least 15 credits of coursework. Candidates must also successfully complete a Group Leadership Exercise before commencing their internship. Besides completing all required coursework and the internship, candidates must present a professional portfolio and pass a state-administered examination in School District Leadership in order to graduate.