Advanced Certificate School Building Leadership/School District Leadership
St. John’s University

Program Details

The Dual Advanced Certificate Program for School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) is a nationally accredited program that provides students with an intellectual environment that enables them to refine existing knowledge and develop new knowledge, practices, and skills in the areas of administration, assessment, and curriculum. Graduates of this innovative program earn New York State certification to become school building leaders and school district leaders in central offices. All courses are designed to train professional educators to assume various administrative, supervisory, and leadership roles in schools, districts, and other educational organizations.


This program requires an internship experience.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Master’s degree (minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience, pupil personnel service, and/or school building leadership

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education