Educational Leadership SBL/SDL (MSEd) – Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS) Track
Welcome to the CLASS – Educational Leadership SBL/SDL (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.
The Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS) program is a clinically-based school leadership program that engages teachers as learners and leaders, readying students to supervise and support the professional development of fellow teachers and the management of systems at the building and district levels.
Upon successful completion of the two-year program students will receive a master’s degree from Hunter College and eligibility for New York State School Building Leader and School District Leader certification.
Newly Accepted Students
Getting Started and Orientation
New Student Checklist
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
Welcome to the School of Education! Students will attend two orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
General New Student Orientation
The School of Education hosts monthly virtual new graduate student orientations titled “New Student Orientation – Teacher Education and Leadership”. These 60 minute online sessions will provide you with an overview of Hunter College and the School of Education. Additionally, you will find answers to many of your questions regarding registration, student life and certification. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.
Program Advising Session
The CLASS – Educational Leadership SBL/SDL (MSEd) program hosts program advising sessions that cover the course of study, progress standards and fieldwork requirements. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.
The program advisor will notify students of the cohort’s particular course of study before registering for classes. Course sequence is subject to change. To view course descriptions, progress standards and exit requirements visit the catalog.
- ADSUP 704 Leadership to Enhance Human Resources (4 credits)
- ADSUP 731 Using Data, Technology and Assessment to Plan and Design Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
- ADSUP 715 Supervision for the Improvement of Instruction (4 credits)
- ADSUP 717 Seminar in Evaluating and Applying Educational Research (4 credits)
- ADSUP 721 Legal Issues, Finance, Facilities and Operations (4 credits)
- ADSUP 741 School District Leadership: Problems and Issues (4 credits)
- ADSUP 716 Leadership Strategies for School Reform (4 credits)
- ADSUP 751 District and School-Based Experience Seminar in Administration and Supervision (4 credits)
Fieldwork and internship requirements for the Educational Leadership SBL/SDL (MSEd) – Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS) track are embedded in your current school. These experiences are designed to help you learn and practice effective leadership and school improvement skills at your school over the two-year program. You are not required to complete an internship outside of your current school.
You will also participate in intervisitations at other participating schools. This will allow principals and teachers at participating schools to give feedback on instructional and operational decision-making systems. The CLASS program will facilitate the arrangement of intervisitations.
Certification and Licensure
The Educational Leadership SBL/SDL (MSEd) – Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS) track leads to eligibility for New York State School Building Leader and School District Leader certification. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.
Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.