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Education Leadership

Department of Organization & Leadership

New York State Administrative Certification

Many prospective students are interested in careers as school building or school district leaders. In most (but not all) cases, candidates for such positions are expected to have had prior successful experience as a school teacher, a relevant graduate degree, and state certification. Our Master's and Doctoral degree programs in Public School and School District Leadership lead to eligibility for New York State administrative certification.

If you aspire a particular kind of position it is often useful to speak with persons who already hold that position, so that you can understand the typical requirements for education and experience. More information about certification can be obtained online. Click here and choose administrator certification from the drop-down menus.

At Teachers College, the Office of Teacher Education and School-Based Support Services helps students through the certification process.

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