SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADER CERTIFICATE

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, SBL certification recommended
  • Three years of K-12 school experience

Contact Information
If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at (716) 375-2021 or gradsch@sbu.edu for graduate admission materials.

For more information regarding certification in school administration, please contact the program director:

Dr. Darlene McDonough
Plassmann Hall B42
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-4026

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Weber, Allen

Titles/Responsibilities Associate Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Office Phone: 716-375-2365
E-Mail: aweber@sbu.edu
Office Location/Hours Plassmann Hall, B50
Courses Taught
  • CE 550. Group Counseling
  • CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
  • CLAR 107. Catholic and Franciscan Heritage
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., 1990, Counseling, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
    • Dissertation title: the Relationship between Internal-External Control and Endogenous Versus Reactive Depression in Clinically Depressed Adults 
  • M.A., 1979, School and Community Psychology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • M.S., 1975, Religious Education, Fordham, University, New York, NY
  • S.T.B., 1965, Theology, Catholic University, Washington, DC.
  • A.B., Seton Hall University, Classical Languages and Philosophy
Other Education
Professional Background
Accomplishments An upcoming book chapter on a Franciscan approach to counseling
Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy arises from my commitment as a Franciscan and a Christian.  I believe that all humans are fundamentally bound to each other as images of God, brothers and sisters who share the goodness of creation.

I believe teaching should be student-centered, encourage discovery and active learning in an atmosphere of personal care and respect. Since diversity is fundamental to creation, it should be honored and highly valued in the classroom and indeed in every aspect of creation.

Current Research Interests/Projects My current interest is in the relationship between spirituality and counseling.
Other Interests/Community Involvement Ministry in local parishes, Ethics Committee, Rehabilitation Center
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