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School Building Leadership, Advanced Certificate

22 Credits
The School of Education
Long Island Graduate Center, Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Online


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.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Administrative and Instructional Leadership faculty.

Department Contacts

Dr. Mary Ellen Freeley
Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership (DAIL)
Sullivan Hall, Room 522
[email protected]

Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio, Non Public School Leadership Programs
Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership (DAIL)
Sullivan Hall, Room 516


Gainful Employment Disclosures

This certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. View Disclosure to learn about this program outcomes. View Now


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 News

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