Educational Leadership – School District Leader (Advanced Certificate)


Welcome to the Education Leadership – School District Leader (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

12 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequence

Advanced Certificate students register for either sections one or two. Students must consult with their faculty advisor before registering. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Semester 1

  • ADSUP 72100 – Legal Issues, Finance, Facilities and Operations (4 credits)
  • ADSUP 74100 – School District Leadership: Problems and Issues (4 credits)

Semester 2

  • ADSUP 75100 – District and School Based Field Experience Seminar in Administration and Supervision (4 credits)

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Educational Leadership – School District Leadership (Advanced Certificate) program complete 600 hours of fieldwork/internship hours across three components.

All classes within the Leadership program include fieldwork experiences as a requirement of the program. Students complete all components at their current worksite or a site approved by the Education Leadership program. If placement is required, students will be placed by Program Leader Dr. Marcia Knoll at a Hunter College School of Education partner site.

Clinical Experiences Resources

Certification and Licensure

Graduates of this program are eligible for New York State (NYS) certification in School District Leader. 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.

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