Leadership Programs


Designed for the working professional educator, Hunter’s educational leadership programs are hands-on and practical, preparing students to supervise urban schools and school districts. You will attend courses one night per week to prepare you for certification in School Building Leadership (SBL) and/or School District Leadership (SDL). From Hunter’s expert faculty, you will learn how to improve student, teacher, and school outcomes, and how to navigate the legal and financial complexities of effective administration.

The programs encourage students to build relationships and community among their classmates, providing the foundation for lasting professional networks. Graduates have gone on to succeed in district public, charter, independent, and parochial educational settings, as well as district administration offices. All Educational Leadership programs require NYS certification.

There are two distinct tracks in the Educational Leadership MSEd program: ADSUP and CLASS. The primary difference is that ADSUP is more traditional, with discrete courses taught by professors with expertise in the particular content of each course; whereas CLASS is organized according to a model of continuous improvement for leading student, school and then system change.  Courses across the CLASS program, therefore, are taught by one instructor with expertise in continuous improvement.

Use the links below to earn more about each track and cohort. All applicants to the Educational Leadership program must indicate their preferred track/cohort in the statement of purpose.

Educational Leadership options include: