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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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
Personal 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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