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Professional Development

SUNY Oswego is committed to providing professional development opportunities to members of our community.   Our educational workshops, classes, and programs are tailored to the unique needs of our students locally and across New York State.  If you are interested in creating a professional program for your business or organization we would love to discuss our development process with you.

Grant Writing

During the grant writing class participants will learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K - 12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Tuition: $455
Date: TBD
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Syracuse Campus

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Grant Management

The grant management class is for government grant recipient organizations.  In this class participants learn how to manage federal, state or local government grants in accordance with laws and mandatory compliance guidelines.

Tuition: $500
Date: TBD
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Syracuse Campus


Legal Studies


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Paralegal Certificate Course©

Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase 15% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the national average for all occupations. The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $50,940.00/Year and freelance paralegal professionals average significantly more across the board.

Tuition: $1,595
Location: Online

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Advanced Paralegal Certificate Courses

Courses are available to students who wish to extensively build upon their knowledge of law and paralegal studies with classes in specialized facets of contemporary law. Your study and concentration on substantively specific materials will enable you to gain a strong competitive edge over other paralegals. The additional training gained through participation in these advanced classes will embellish your legal knowledge and skills, which in turn should increase your salary and marketability.

*Those who successfully complete at least six advanced topics will be awarded a Certificate of Completion

Tuition: $2,400 or $400 per topic
Location: Online

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Paralegal Certificate Course©

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Take and Pass The NYS Notary Exam

This practical seminar prepares individuals to successfully pass the New York State official notary examination and provides a comprehensive view of the notary public office. Don't miss the unique opportunity to personally learn from Alfred Piombino, "the man who wrote the book." 

Tuition: $129 (includes textbook)
Date: 01/26/21 or  03/18/21
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm 
Location: Zoom

More Upcoming Dates With Location TBD:


American Management Association

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In cooperation with the American Management Association, SUNY Oswego offers coursework designed to help you develop creative, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills necessary to succeed as a manager.

Tuition: $319 per course 
Date: Varies 
Time: At your Convenience
Location: Online


Educational Leadership & Development


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Superintendent Development Program

The New York State Superintendent Development Program (NYSSDP) offers instruction and mentoring to assist individuals through the transition to becoming superintendent of schools.  The goal of the program experience is to acculturate participants to the remarkable challenges and rewards of the superintendency, developing graduates prepared to serve the children and school communities of New York State.

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Dignity for All Students and Safe Schools Healthy Students

DASA is a six (6) hour class that satisfies the seventh state-mandated workshop required for NYS teacher certification.  SSHS is a series of online workshops that satisfies six (6) of the seven (7) state-mandated workshops required for NYS teacher certification

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Due to Covid-19 TLA is not being conducted

Teacher Leader Academy

In today’s schools, one leader can not do it all. Educational reforms require a team approach to improving student achievement.  SUNY Oswego's Teacher Leader Academy is a professional growth opportunity that offers the potential for career advancement by exploring leadership practices necessary to become a teacher leader.  

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Due to Covid-19 LoL is not being conducted

Leader of Leaders

SUNY Oswego's  Leaders of Leaders Program is designed for today's educational administrators who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level. If you are an educational leader such as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, executive principal, principal, assistant principal, or a director, and you need to refine your skills apply for our next cohort.


Division of Extended Learning

151 Marano Campus Center
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315-312-2270
Fax: 315-312-3078


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.