Administration and Supervision (M.S.E.) for Catholic/Faith-Based Educational Leadership

30 credits

Non-certification track: NYSED 29020/29019 (M.S.Ed. in Administration & Supervision)
SBL Certification track: NYSED 14864/77597 (M.S.Ed. in School Building Leader)

The master’s degree is crafted specifically through the lens of Catholic identity, mission, and culture and has both New York State School Building Leader (SBL) certification and non-certification tracks. The program is designed for current and aspiring administrators and supervisors in nonpublic schools and school districts.

School Building Leader Certification

The master’s program is approved and recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved School Building Leader preparation program. Graduates will be prepared to take the examination for New York State School Building Leader (SBL) certification. This certification is appropriate for such positions as principal, supervisor, department chairperson, assistant principal, coordinator, and unit head and required for school-building-level leadership positions in all New York state public schools and, increasingly, in faith-based and nonpublic schools. Candidates within and outside New York are responsible for meeting state certification requirements as well as understanding reciprocity policies. 

Applicants must meet the general requirements for Graduate School of Education as well as the following requirements for the master's in administration and supervision: 

  • possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field;
  • have a minimum grade point average of approximately 3.0 (B or better);
  • have at least three years of teaching experience;
  • provide two references;
  • submit a statement of purpose;
  • have a satisfactory command of oral and written English;
  • submit test scores from the Miller Analogy Test, or the Graduate Record Exam; and
  • provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, meningitis, and rubella.

Matriculation Requirements

Students may take up to 12 credit hours as a non matriculated student. After completion of 12 credit hours of course-work, students desiring to complete the degree must apply for full admission.

Program of Study

The course information below represents the coursework that must be completed for the non-certification track. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses30
Coursework will include 10 of the following:
Administration, Management, and Budgeting
Fundamentals of Educational Supervision and Professional Learning
Instructional Leadership
Leading for Equity and Social Justice
School Finance
Education Law, Policy & Advocacy
Ethics of School Administration
Leading Learning in Teams and Organizations
Critical Issues in Educational Leadership
Internship I (optional) 1
Internship II (optional) 1
Perspectives on Leadership
Research for Educational Change
Seminar in the Spirituality of Leadership
Comprehensive Assessment Exam0
Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment
Total Credits30

Students not seeking NY SBL certification may substitute two additional courses instead of ASGE 6520 Internship I Internship I and ASGE 6521 Internship II.

Completion Requirements

In addition to the general degree requirements of the Graduate School of Education, candidates must meet the requirements:

  • complete the prescribed program of study
  • maintain a minimum overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 (B or better)
  • pass a master’s comprehensive examination which is generally taken during the last semester of coursework

SBL certification track requirements appear below: 

  • if seeking the SBL certification, complete a year-long, six-credit internship, which is generally done in the candidate’s own school
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ASGE 5112 Administration, Management, and Budgeting 3
ASGE 6130 Instructional Leadership 3
ASGE 6361 Leading Learning in Teams and Organizations 3
ASGE 6541 Perspectives on Leadership 3
ASGE 6145 Leading for Equity and Social Justice 3
ASGE 6325 Education Law, Policy & Advocacy 3
Year 2
ASGE 6520 Internship I (optional) 1 3
ASGE 6720 Research for Educational Change 3
ASGE 6521 Internship II (optional) 3
ASGE 6338 Ethics of School Administration 3
ASGE 0701 Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment 0
 Total Credits30

Students not seeking NY SBL certification may substitute two additional courses instead of ASGE 6520 and ASGE 6521. Consult the program requirements for the list of such courses.

Note: Students are not admitted to this program as cohorts. Plans of study are subject to change.