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Educational Leadership


From the Program Coordinator, Janet DeSimone

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs in educational leadership (EDL) at Lehman College. The EDL programs focus on school development, not just leadership development, and prepare individuals who can be catalysts for school change and improved student performance.

Lehman offers a master's degree program leading to a New York State Initial Certification as a school building leader, and an Advanced Certificate leading to New York State Professional Certification as a school district leader. Program candidates are prepared to assume leadership positions in schools and/or districts, such as principal, assistant principal, department chair, dean and/or superintendent.

Never before has the need for qualified educational leaders been greater. I invite you to join us in our mission to transform schools and effect change, one leader at a time. I wish you the best of luck, and I look forward to meeting you at some point.

Learn more about the educational leadership programs by perusing the EDL program page, FAQs and matriculant application requirements. (April 1 is the deadline for fall semester admission only). Go directly to the application by clicking here. E-mail questions to

MSEd in Educational Leadership

Advanced Educational Leadership/District Leader Extension Program

Graduate Admissions Application Link - Apply Now

NYS Certification and Testing Information

Advising Worksheets

MSEd 30 Credit (School Building Leader)

12-15 Credit Advanced Cert Extension Program (Educational Leadership-School Building Leader)