Canisius College

School of Education and Human Services

Online NYS School Building and District Leader



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

New York State School Building Leader (SBL) and/or School District Leader (SDL) Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our educational leadership programs are all part of a single master’s program. The program has three sequential segments, customized to meet different student needs. So you complete one program, two, or earn the entire master’s degree. School Building Leader Program On campus or online - 26 credit hours We prepare experienced teachers to become Pre K–12 headmasters, principals, assistant principals, and school directors. Learn to build a curriculum, to supervise, mentor, and peer-coach. This demanding yet rewarding career takes rigorous preparation, and we give you the academic background and experience necessary to conquer the task head-on. School District Leader Program On campus or online - School Building Leader + 6 credit hours Become a leader on a district level. After completing our school building leader program, it takes just two additional courses to complete this program. You’ll learn supervision skills needed for effective administration and develop an understanding of business administration within the educational system. After completing the program, you’ll be ready to make a lasting difference in the broader educational system. And, earning a master’s degree in educational leadership requires only three additional courses. MS in Educational Leadership On campus or online - School District Leader Program + 9 credit hours Once you’ve completed our school district leader program, earning a master’s degree in educational leadership requires only three additional courses. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to effectively create, implement, and evaluate a curriculum. You’ll prepare to face the ever increasing demand to make appropriate legal educational decisions. You’ll study current issues in educational leadership, and you’ll graduate prepared to be an agent for change in the educational system. Master’s Program Concentration Tracks • Emerging Issues in Educational Leadership • Education Technologies and Emerging Media • Athletics Administration • Instructional Leadership • General Educational Leadership Program Highlights


The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 26(SBL) 6(SDL)

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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