Leadership Programs

 

Designed for the working professional educator, Hunter’s educational leadership programs are hands-on and practical, preparing New York State certified teachers and pupil personnel providers for administrative and supervisory roles in urban schools and school districts.

There are two distinct tracks in the Educational Leadership MSEd program: Administration and Supervision (ADSUP) and Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS). When applying, candidates must indicate their desired track in their statement of purpose. Additionally, we offer an Advanced Certificate program in School District Leadership.

Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (ADSUP)

The dual certification School Building Leader (SBL) School District Leader (SDL) program is designed to prepare school and district leaders with the knowledge and skills to create and achieve goals that target all aspects of leadership at the building and district levels resulting in improved outcomes for student achievement. ADSUP focuses on each element of the skills and knowledge stated by the National Educational Leadership Standards (NELP) with discrete courses taught by educators with expertise in the particular content of each course. The knowledge and skills are then applied to the educational setting of each student to apply to the populations and conditions with which they work. In addition, the ADSUP program continuously seeks to update course emphasis to align with current critical topics and issues, including social-emotional learning and culturally responsive environments. Graduates have gone on to succeed in public, charter, independent, and parochial educational settings, as well as district administration offices.

Upon successful completion of the two-year program, graduates will receive a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and recommendation for New York State School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) certifications.

Program Leader: Marcia Knoll at mknoll@hunter.cuny.edu.

Educational Leadership: Collaborative Leadership to Advance School Success (CLASS)

Collaborative Leadership to Advance School Success (CLASS) is a non-traditional, research-based approach to school and district leadership development. It is grounded in a proven model of equity-driven improvement (strategic inquiry) in which participants improve performance for historically underserved students and re-design systems to better serve these and all students. We develop leaders who break the correlation between race, poverty, level of English language proficiency, special education designation and student achievement. The program is hands-on (participants learn leadership by leading), within an integrated set of courses led by an instructor who is an experienced leader and an expert in our model who comes to know you, your school and the cohort well. Graduates are prepared to successfully inhabit a wide variety of leadership roles. Classes meet one evening per week either in-person or online.

Upon successful completion of the two-year program, graduates will receive a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and recommendation for New York State School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) certifications.

For more information or if you are interested in speaking with a CLASS graduate or attending a CLASS session, contact Program Leader, Nell Scharff Panero at hscharff@hunter.cuny.edu.

School District Leadership

The School District Leadership Program (SDL) is designed for those educators who hold the School Building Leader (SBL) certification and wish to obtain this additional certification to be eligible to fill positions beyond the building level. These district level positions may take several forms such as Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of schools, coordinator, director, supervisor of district programs that can include, for example, Special Education, English Language Learners, Gifted Education, Early College, Guidance Services, Students with Special Needs.

Upon successful completion of the two-semester program, graduates will receive an Advanced Certificate in School District Leadership and recommendation for New York State School District Leader (SDL) certification.

Program Leader: Marcia Knoll at mknoll@hunter.cuny.edu.

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