The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz is celebrating a new partnership with the Mid-Hudson School Study Council and the Goshen Central School District, designed to recruit and train candidates for supervisory positions and principalships in local districts.
This initiative is aimed in part at addressing districts’ need for strong administrators as they prepare for people currently in these roles to retire.
“Regional districts and the Mid-Hudson School Study Council have reported the need for at least 150 school administrators locally over the next three years,” said Michael S. Rosenberg, dean of the School of Education. “We’re pleased that they came to us; this project is a prime example of the kind of collaborative approach to solving an urgent regional problem that the School of Education is poised to carry out.”
“Without the support, cooperation and interest of the Goshen Central School District, the Village of Goshen and the administration at SUNY New Paltz, this endeavor to bring a higher education degree program to our local area would not have been possible,” added Roberta Greene, executive director of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council.
A first cohort of about 30 educators, recruited by current administrators from among their teachers, began the College’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration Program in January.
This hybrid program includes coursework in person and online, has been designed to fit the schedule of professionals already working full-time, and can be completed in as little as 15 months.
Upon successful completion, graduates will be awarded a post-master’s certificate, which qualifies them for New York State certification as a school district administrator.
“Many teachers have the talent and aspirations to pursue a degree in school administration, but face time constraints due to work and family,” said Goshen School Superintendent Daniel Connor. “We are pleased to help provide a local program that will allow them to purse higher education on a schedule that works for them.”
Use this link to learn more about the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration Program.
Visit the Goshen Central School District to read their announcement of the new partnership.