Admission Requirements: School Leadership and Technology, Advanced Diploma

Thanks for your interest in the School Leadership and Technology, Advanced Diploma program.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum cumulative master's degree GPA of 3.0.
  • Students who have a GPA between 2.85 and 2.99 may be considered for conditional admission by the program chair. If students are admitted conditionally, they must achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first six graduate credits to continue in the program.
  • A personal statement, submitted as a writing sample.
  • Completed at least three years of successful teaching experience.
  • Have professional New York State teaching certification.
  • Demonstrate computer competency via academic or professional experience.

Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Writing sample.
  • Submit two letters of reference from school building or district administrators endorsing your candidacy for the program.
  • Copies of transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of master's degree.
  • Copies of teaching certificates you currently hold if you are seeking New York State certification.
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Special Note
New York education law now permits nonresident aliens to qualify for an initial license. Individuals with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status may qualify for a permanent or professional New York State Teaching Certificate.

Read more at NYSED


Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.

Apply now

Once your application is completed, faculty will review it and invite you for an interview, if selected.


  • If you have any questions about admissions or eligibility, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or 516.686.7520.