The SDL Advanced Certificate program is designed for candidates seeking to become administrators at the district level (superintendents). This 12-hour program includes coursework in negotiations, superintendency, and central office leadership. NY SDL certification requires these 12 hours and 60 total graduate credits.
The SDL certificate program is also offered in a hybrid format, with some class sessions and some online work. SDL classes meet three times each semester on Saturdays, alternating by semester between the SBU Buffalo Center and the main campus in Olean.
With the permission of the program director, up to three (3) credit hours may be transferred into this program.
SDL program requirements
Admission to the program requires:
- Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 GPA or better
- Teacher or school counselor certification
- School Building Leader certification
- Three years of K-12 school experience