SCHOOL BUILDING LEADER CERTIFICATE

The SBL Advanced Certificate program is designed for elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors seeking to become school principals. This offering is 24 hours in length, and includes coursework in curriculum development, school finance and law, supervision, leadership and school-community relations. Six (6) hours of equivalent coursework may be accepted for transfer with the approval of the program director.

The SBL program is offered via a unique "hybrid" format. Each class meets 3 times (on Saturdays) per semester, with the rest of the course work completed online. The setting for these Saturday sessions alternates, by semester, between the University’s Olean and Hamburg locations. The SBL program offers fall starts and can be finished up in four semesters with no summer classes.  With program director approval, a spring semester start in the program may be possible.

The SBL program meets NY course requirements for SBL certification.

With six additional credits, SBL students can receive the MSED in Educational Leadership.

SBL program requirements

Admission to the SBL programs requires:

  • Master’s degree in education or a certification-related area, with a 3.0 or better GPA
  • Teacher or school counselor certification
  • Three years of K-12 school experience
  • References (two, at least one from a supervising principal or superintendent)
  • Interview & writing sample

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

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Zuckerman, Craig

Titles/Responsibilities Associate Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Office Phone: (716) 375-2374
E-Mail: czuck@sbu.edu
Office Location/Hours Plassmann Hall, B27
Courses Taught
  • CE 540. Abnormal Psychology 
  • CE 560. Psychological Testing and Assessment 
  • CE 610. Practicum 
  • CE 620A. Internship in School Counseling 
  • CE 634. Interventions for School and Agency Counseling 
  • CE 642. Introduction to Counseling Emergency Services
  • CE 643. Counseling Strategies for Crisis Management
  • CE 660A. Special Topics in Counseling: Family and Couples Counseling 
  • CE 660D. Speical Topics in Counseling: Assessment and Counseling with Children 
Academic Degrees
  • D.Ed., School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.Ed., Counselor Education, St. Bonaventure University
  • B.A., Secondary Education, The George Washington University
Other Interests/Community Involvement
  • Certified EMT
  • Member Cattaraugus County Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Adjunct Professor, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, family practice department.
Other Education
  • Pre-doctoral internship Oregon Health Sciences University
Professional Background
Accomplishments
  • Book chapter
  • Treatment issues for grandparents raising grandchildren
  • School response to sexual abuse
Teaching Philosophy Combining lecture with practical experience and technology
Current Research Interests/Projects
  • School response to child abuse
  • Multidisciplinary response and intervention to child abuse
  • Prevention of sexual violence in schools
  • Training school counselors to promote wellness skills with children
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