St. Bonaventure University


Attend our Educational Leadership virtual info session
5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8
Zoom instructions will be sent to registrants

*This event was initially scheduled for Dec. 7.


School Building Leader Certificate

The SBL Advanced Certificate program is designed for elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors seeking to become school principals.

Do you want to become a school principal?

This offering is 24 hours in length, and includes coursework in curriculum development, leading effective inclusive schools, 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 offers two formats:
  • a hybrid option featuring online instruction complemented by three in-person Saturday sessions per  semester;
  • a 100% online option
The SBL program offers fall and spring starts and can be finished up in four semesters with no summer classes, or completed in 18 months through an accelerated program including summer study.

The SBL program meets New York state course requirements for SBL certification.

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

  • PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who do not hold a graduate degree are required to take a GRE or MAT test.

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      Nov 30, 2022 | Students at St. Bonaventure University presented at the 84th annual conference of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, held Nov. 18 at the Turning Stone Convention Center in Verona, New York.

      Nov 18, 2022 | The School of Education's Dr. Kathryn Andrews, assistant professor; Dr. Adam Brown, professor; and Dr. René Hauser, associate professor and school dean, presented at the American Evaluation Conference, Nov, 9-11.

      Nov 18, 2022 | In November, Dr. Margaret Hindman, assistant professor of counselor education, and her colleagues developed a poster titled "Developing Counselor Identity and Cultural Awareness Through Play Therapy," which was presented by colleagues at the 2022 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) conference in Baltimore, Maryland.