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School Building Leadership, Advanced Certificate

Administrative and Instructional Leadership


St. John’s University has offered a high quality degree program in School Administration for the last 75 years. St. John’s has always been committed to excellence, as well as to keeping our programs relevant to the needs of the students. We have designed the Master and Advanced Certificate in Administration to comply with New York State regulations, keeping in mind the technological, cultural, political, social and economic changes that our students face in their school communities.

St. John’s is also committed to being a leader in technology. We offer one of the first completely online degrees for a School Building Leader (SBL) Master, Advanced Certificate in School Leadership (AC/SBL)  and a District-Leader Advanced Certificate (AC/SDL), recognized by New York State.

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  • EDU 5471 Leadership in Instructional Supervision
  • EDU 5571 Administrative Leadership & Planned Change
  • EDU 5650 School Based Data Analysis
  • EDU 5743 Educational Planning: An Integration of Professional Capital Agenda
  • EDU 5761 School-Based Business Administration for Admin. & Supv.
  • EDU 5791 Legal Aspects of the Administration of Schools
  • EDU 5950 Internship Seminar in SBL
  • EDU 5499 General Review and Exam Preparation: SBL


Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.

Online Learning

Earn Your Degree Online
Pursue your St. John’s degree entirely on your computer. Our fully accredited Online Learning programs allow you to take courses electronically. Log in at your convenience to enter our virtual classrooms, learn from our accomplished faculty, and engage with classmates.

Our online courses offer the same high academic quality that students experience on campus. Professors deliver lectures and post assignments via Blackboard, our electronic course management system. Students use it to attend virtual classes, share documents, take exams, and exchange ideas with faculty and classmates.

A Fully Academic Experience
You also enjoy the outstanding services available to all St. John’s students, for example:

  • Eligibility for scholarships and financial aid
  • Tuition and fees identical to those for on-campus courses
  • Access to library collections, career services, mentoring, and other academic resources.

Contact us for more information about online learning at St. John’s.

Program Contact

Catherine DiMartino, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Education Administrative and Instructional Leadership

Sullivan Hall 513
[email protected]