St. Bonaventure University

MSEd In Educational Leadership


This 30-credit hour degree is designed for elementary and secondary teachers or counselors seeking positions as school building administrators at some time in their careers (additional courses are required for district level certification).

The Future of Educational Leadership


Transformational change in a school begins with one person. Through St. Bonaventure’s Educational Leadership program, that one person is you.    

At St. Bonaventure, we understand that our world needs school and district leaders who are trained in critical reflection and are dedicated to improving opportunities for all students. Our program is more than a certificate or advanced degree – we empower future leaders through critical inquiry, reflection and dynamic leadership strategies.  

Lead Your School. Inspire Your Students. Three Programs for School Leadership.

Instructional Delivery that meets you where you are.


We know the challenges of completing an advanced degree while balancing full time school work and home life. St. Bonaventure’s Educational Leadership Program offers two formats.  

Hybrid Format

Courses are online and meet three Saturdays during the semester in person.

Fully Online Format

Courses are fully online, with opportunities to connect with your professor and class members virtually.

Hybrid or Online – the choice is yours. 

For information on how to save 20% on graduate tuition with the Dean’s Scholarship, click here.

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    St. Bonaventure’s Educational Leadership graduate programs now available fully online

    Jun 15, 2020 |

    St. Bonaventure University’s Educational Leadership graduate programs are now available fully online.

    The School of Education’s master’s degree program in Educational Leadership and certificate programs in School District Leader and School Building Leader can now be taken in either a hybrid format – some courses online, some in person – or completely online.

    “Seeking an advanced degree or certificate while working full time can be a challenge,” said Dr. Doug Stump, director of SBU’s Educational Leadership programs. “We know that what’s most important to our students is that they have access to the option that best meets their needs.”

    The ability to take a program totally online gives busy professionals two attractive options.

    “Many students elect the hybrid format because they enjoy the combination of online and in-person classes. For many others, though, in-person classes are not practical or might not be the best option,” Stump said.

    By offering a choice of hybrid or online, students can select the format that best meets their needs while still experiencing the high quality programs designed to prepare students for school building and district leadership, Stump said.

    Personalized attention has always been the hallmark of a St. Bonaventure education, and Stump said a fully online experience won’t change that.

    “Our faculty have years of experience teaching in both formats,” Stump said. “They understand how to make those meaningful connections in person and online.”

    For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/edleadership, or email Stump at dstump@sbu.edu.

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    About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2019, St. Bonaventure was named the #1 regional university value in New York and #2 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.