Join the UAlbany School of Education to learn about school leadership certification opportunities

April 10, 2017

For nearly 70 years, CASDA and the University at Albany have worked together to help build the capacity of educational leaders throughout the Capital Region, from those seeking initial certification to those in their third superintendency. With the aging of the baby boomer generation bringing record numbers of retirements and the need to create our next educational leaders, CASDA and the University at Albany Department of Educational Policy & Leadership will be hosting an information session about entry-level school leadership certification opportunities at the university.


The School Leadership Studies Information Session will be held at the Massry Conference Center at UAlbany’s Health Sciences Campus on Wednesday, April 26 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Faculty and staff will be onsite throughout the time to talk with prospective students and a more formal program will be held 4:30-5:00 with words from CASDA’s Executive Director and other EPL faculty. All prospective school leaders are encouraged to join us to learn more about opportunities for advancing their leadership journey.

The University’s Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (formerly Educational Administration and Policy Studies) provides an array of opportunities for educators to receive their school leadership certification in school building leadership, school district leadership, and school district business leadership.

  • The School Building Leadership Program (35 credits) can be completed in 21 months, including an 8-credit hour internship.

  • The School District Leadership and School District Business Leadership programs are 15-credit hours each and build on the School Building Leadership program.

  • Upon successful completion of the programs, credits may be applied toward the doctoral and master’s programs. Courses are taught by diverse faculty with strong scholarly roots and extensive real-world experiences in PK -12 education.

The department recognizes that most students pursue their certification while also balancing professional and personal responsibilities. All courses are offered on nights or weekends. In addition, a growing number of our courses are now offered in a hybrid format, which provides students opportunities for limited face-to-face engagement, while enabling the flexibility of pursuing a significant portion of the class work at times and locations convenient to them.


Register for the school leadership information session here. More information is available by visiting the department’s website at or reaching out for additional information at

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