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Dr. Douglas Stump
Dr. J. Douglas Stump
Program Director
B42 Plassmann Hall
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(716) 375-2363

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School District Leader

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. New York 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. Class sessions are held three times each semester on Saturdays.

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
  • School Building Leader certification
  • Three years of K-12 school experience
Here is more information about this program: Fact Sheet.

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