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Educational Administration

Learn from experts, not textbooks

You'll learn from experienced faculty members who are committed to your success. And you won't just learn about education leadership in theory. You'll get hands-on experience through our coursework and practicum experiences.

Are you interested in becoming an educational leader? Check out our accredited options to get started. With Oswego, you'll gain valuable knowledge and skills that will allow you to lead the way for students, families, and staff alike.

Online, Syracuse Campus, and Regional Sites

Educational Leadership, CAS

To Become Principal, Assistant Principal, Director, District-Level Leader

This program prepares certified teachers and school personnel to become School Building Leaders (SBL Certification) and/or a School District Leaders (SDL Certification) in New York State. Our program combines hands-on problem solving and authentic learning experiences with sitting school/district leaders to develop real-world skills in today’s pressing educational issues.



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Higher Education Leadership

For those who want to become leaders in post-secondary settings

The Higher Education Leadership graduate program provides a pathway for professional employment, advancement and leadership in a wide variety of careers in post-secondary educational settings, college transition programs and/or community agencies, government agencies, and consulting firms concerned with higher education.


Regional Sites

School District Leadership, Advanced Certificate

For Currently Practicing School Building Leaders Desiring School District Leader Certification

Designed for sitting School Building Leaders with NYS School Building Leader certification (SAS/SBL), this program prepares associates for certification as a NYS School District Leader (SDL). Our instructors are school superintendents who will prepare you for the depth of work required at the district level.


Regional Sites

NYS Superintendent Development Program

For Sitting School and District Leaders

The Superintendent Development Program (SDP) is designed for sitting School and/or District Leaders (SBL and/or SDL) who desire an intensive look into the work of superintendency. Associates in the program will have the opportunity to develop real-life skills in strategic planning, contract negotiations, budget preparation, strategic communication and more. *This program can lead to SDL certification if needed.


"Tomorrow's leaders must connect with all stakeholders, who embrace change as opposed to avoiding it, and who do not fear letting others lead with them to transform schools that effectively prepare students for the world ahead of them."