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Administration and Supervision (MSE), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The program qualifies students to take the New York State Education Department’s School Building Leader (SBL) certification examination which is required for school-based positions such as principal, supervisor, department chair, assistant principal, etc. in all NYS public schools and in many other non-public schools. Candidates seeking SBL certification are required to complete a one year part-time internship at their current schools. All applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education.

The programme

The program is organized to promote learning through group projects, action research, critical reflection, clinical applications, problem-based simulations, policy analysis and two semesters of Internship. The program, which follows a cohort model, is offered at our Lincoln Center Campus and, depending on interest, enrollment and site availability, at several off-site locations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment Exam 
  • Critical Issues in Administration & Supervision
  • Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management 
  • Fundamentals of Educational Supervision 
  • Instructional Leadership 
  • Internship I and II 
  • Leading in a Diverse Society
  • Perspectives on Leadership 
  • Professional Development 
  • Program Evaluation and Research 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Have a minimum one year paid, full-time teaching/counseling experience
  • Have a provisional teaching certificate and at least one year of full-time teaching experience (for those eventually seeking NYS certification as a school building leader)
  • Be a full time teacher/counselor in an elementary or secondary school
  • Meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study in the Graduate School of Education
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Have demonstrated leadership potential

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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