Contact Us

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

To Apply

If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at (716) 375-2021 or by email at for graduate admission materials.

What Can I Do With This Major?


The MSED program in Educational Leadership is designed for candidates who want more than an entry level administrative certification and is ideal for those seeking to increase their marketability inside and outside of New York State. 

Three options are offered in the educational leadership program:

  • SBL - School Building Leader (24 credits)
  • MSED in Educational Leadership (SBL plus 6 additional credits)
  • SDL - School District Leader (12 credits beyond the SBL)

The program prepares candidates to conduct and analyze educational research and gives them more in-depth courses and experiences at the district level. 

SBL & SDL classes meet (alternating by semester) at both the SBU Buffalo Center and the main SBU campus in Olean and employ a hybrid format. Classes meet on Saturdays three times each semester, with the rest of the coursework done online.

Get a printable PDF of the Educational Leadership Program Brochure.

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