Admission Requirements

  • One official copy of all undergraduate and graduate course work; both the baccalaureate and master’s transcripts should be from regionally accredited institutions with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the graduate level.
  • A valid permanent/professional New York State teaching certificate.
  • Three letters of recommendation from practicing school administrators. 
  • Proof from the school district of at least three years teaching experience prior to graduation.
  • An essay that addresses the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards.
  • A completed graduate application.

Curriculum Requirements (401A)

(Master’s degree + 30 credits)

Master’s degree (30 Credits)
Upon matriculation, work with your advisor to identify and transfer up to 30 credits from master's degree.30
Required Courses (12 Credits)
EDA763Educational Supervision and Accountability 3
EDA772Administrative Theory and Practice 3
EDA775New York State Education Law and Policy Implementation 3
EDA793Ed Admin Selected Topic3
Internship in Educational Administration (6 Credits)
EDA701Internship in Educational Administration and Supervision6
or EDA702 Internship In Educational Administration and Supervision II
Elective courses (12 Credits)
Currently, we are offering the following courses as electives:12
Current Issues in Educational Administration
The Principalship
Finance and Revenue Management
Curriculum Development for Administrators
The Superintendency
Ed Admin Selected Topic
Indep Study Ed Admin
Total Credits60

Program Requirements

  • File a “plan of study” with your assigned advisor within 90 days after matriculation. Matriculation must be completed prior to completing 6 credits.
  • Complete prescribed course work and other requirements within five years of matriculation.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, with no more than two grades below B-.
  • Complete an approved Child Abuse Seminar.
  • Complete an approved S.A.V.E. Seminar (Those who take EDA775 will have satisfied the state’s requirements.)
  • Passing of appropriate State Education Department leadership exam(s).

Upon completion of the CAS program and passing of SED exam(s), the College will recommend the candidate to the State Education Department for certification. The State Education Department grants certificates in September and February for those who apply through New Paltz.


SBL/SDL Intern: Student must complete the three core courses and one additional administrative elective course (under advisement) before applying for the Internship.

All students applying for an Internship must submit the Internship Proposal Application to the department by the posted deadline (May 1st for Fall Semester Internship; December 1st for Spring Semester Internship). Prospective intern candidates will be notified by the Intern Coordinator regarding deficiencies or acceptance.