The graduate programs in Educational Administration enable
educators to acquire scholarly knowledge, technical skills,
intellectual curiosity and legal and ethical awareness in order to
make a positive contribution in the organization and administration
of public and nonpublic schools. The programs seek to produce
informed leaders whose expertise will be well grounded in theory to
support their efforts to deal with varied issues and problems in
the school setting and to make innovative contributions to the
reform and restructuring of current educational practice.
The program is offered at both the Queens main campus and the
Oakdale (Long Island) location.
Students can participate in the program at the Master’s level
and become certified as a School Building Leader (SBL), at the
Advanced Certificate Level and become certified as a School
Building Leader (SBL), School District Leader (SDL) or at the
Doctoral Level, leading to the Doctor of Education Degree
The program will prepare graduates
Create a learning environment that
supports student achievement.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the function of instructional
supervision within the overall organizational structure of
- Identify the distinct instructional and leadership roles of
supervisors working with classroom teachers that support and
sustain effective learning environments for students and
- Illustrate selected supervisory techniques and strategies and
their advantages and disadvantages.
- Critique the effectiveness of formative and summative
evaluation in the supervision process.
- Construct a paradigm of professional development that focuses
on mentoring and collaboration
Understand the knowledge and skills
required of school leaders.
- Demonstrate the ability to share and promote an articulated
vision for schools.
- Demonstrate the interpersonal and human relations skills needed
for goal setting, problem solving and decision making in a
collaborative working environment.
- Apply leadership skills within and beyond the school community
with emphasis on parents, business partners and professional
- Manage the finances, facilities and other noneducational
services necessary for the operation of a school.
- Affiliate with professional organizations (PDK, ASCD, ASBO
etc.) in order to broaden and strengthen professional growth.
Demonstrate knowledge of the current
research, major theories, models and principles of teaching and
- Describe the relationship between curriculum, instruction and
teaching and learning
- Compare the differences among teacher styles, teacher
processes, teacher behaviors, teacher effectiveness and their
influence upon learning
- Design teaching and instructional prescriptions for responding
to individual students’ abilities, needs and interests
- Evaluate the use of appropriate student support services to
meet the individual learning needs of students
Understand the value, power and role of
maintaining a high standard of personal and professional
- Set a standard and developing a plan for educating students
about personal and social responsibility.
- Communicate the dilemmas and difficulties of ethical
decision-making by demonstrating a willingness to risk your own
self-interest for the sake of organizational and community
- Maintain a high level of personal, professional and academic
- Establish a strong relationship with the larger community by
understanding its values, beliefs and principles.
- Take seriously the perspectives of others by listening and
working within the community.
- Establish clear legal, social and organizational parameters for
ethical decision-making while displaying the courage and
willingness to take risks and accept responsibility for the
Understand the value of human resources in
leading an organization.
- Recognize that the people in the organization are its greatest
resource by valuing the professional contributions of the staff,
developing the staff’s ability to relate to people and fostering
collaborative relationships within and outside the school
- Acknowledge and supporting each individual’s skills by
including their contributions in determining and realizing the
mission and vision of the organization.
- Develop the interpersonal skills that help employees relate to
others, improve work processes that facilitate the organizations’
collective efforts, and address the needs of individuals as well as
- Trust the strength of others by valuing their efforts and
contributions and by formally and regularly recognizing those
Demonstrate the ability to conduct
research that will make a significant contribution to the
- Develop procedures for independently investigating educational
issues using both statistical and qualitative methods.
- Analyze the existing body of research in order to make
recommendations for appropriate programs, products and services for
schools and districts.
- Draw reasoned interpretations from investigations to make
informed decisions regarding educational issues.
- Apply professional and ethical standards to research and to
work in the field
Dr. Rene S.
Sullivan Hall 512
Graduate Admission Information
School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
Sullivan Hall SB 9