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Educational Leadership

From the Program Coordinator, Janet DeSimone

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
--Peter F. Drucker--

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs in leadership at Lehman College. We offer degrees in both educational (pre-K-12 school and district) and organizational (e.g., nonprofits, higher education, corporate, government) leadership.



Lehman offers the following leadership degree/certificate programs:

Organizational Leadership, Master of Science (M.S.) Program (30 credits);

Educational Leadership, Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) Program (30 Credits) (leads to New York State Initial Certification as a school building leader); and Educational Leadership, Advanced

Educational Leadership/District Leader Extension Program (12-15 credits) (leads to New York State Professional Certification as a school district leader).

Never before has the need for qualified educational leaders been greater. I invite you to join us in our mission to transform organizations and 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 leadership programs by clicking on the individual programs, using the side tabs, or by perusing the organizational and educational leadership program information in the graduate bulletin. (Applications are normally due around April 1 for fall admission.) Go directly to the application. E-mail questions to janet.desimone@lehman.cuny.edu.

Graduate Admissions Application Link - Apply Now

NYS Certification and Testing Information