Mar 20, 2023  
2008-2009 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2008-2009 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies

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Professor Osterman, Chairperson 277 Hagedorn Hall,

Professors Barnes, Caldas
Associate Professor Duarte
Assistant Professors Byrne-Jimenez, Lightfoot, Thompson


Educational Leadership

The department of foundations, leadership and policy studies offers four programs in educational leadership:

  • Master of Science in Education: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (K-12) or (Higher Education)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in School District Business Leader
  • Doctor of Education in Educational and Policy Leadership

As part of the doctoral program, students also receive a Professional Diploma.

The Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies provides an interdisciplinary exploration of important foundational and policy issues in education and basic introduction to educational leadership, with an option for a concentration focused on K-12 or higher education settings. This program does not lead to New York State certification.

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Educational Leadership is a basic introduction to school leadership and supervision that prepares students for entry level leadership and supervisory positions. Prerequisites include at least two years of certified PreK-12 teaching or pupil personnel experience and a master’s degree. Completion of this program qualifies the student for the New York State School Building Leader Certificate and the School District Leader Certificate.

The doctoral program in Educational and Policy Leadership is a three-phase administrative leadership preparation program. Integrating theory, research, and policy, it prepares educators to be critically oriented and self-aware agents actively working to support learning of children and youth.

Applications for admission are made to the Graduate Admissions Office. To be accepted into one of these programs the applicant must meet the admission requirements specified in the description of that program.

Foundations of Education (FDED)

  • C.A.S./Master of Arts: Foundations of Education

Graduate Programs

The graduate programs in Foundations of Education are designed for students with varied backgrounds and interests. While some candidates plan to pursue careers in education, others are primarily interested in the interpretive study of educational values, beliefs, theories, and practices. The degree programs include courses relating to educational thought and to philosophical, historical, and social foundations of education and relevant electives. Electives in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, and economics, are all considered relevant to the Foundations of Education program. These degree programs will provide either Permanent or Professional Certification for those students who have obtained Provisional or Initial Certification.

Admission to the programs is dependent on holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, submission of official college transcripts, and a personal interview with appropriate graduate faculty. In addition, each student must provide both a recent writing sample and a statement of purpose for wanting to enroll in the program. Though individual programs vary to reflect diversity in students’ interests, most follow requirements set forth below.

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