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Advanced Certificate in Special Education Leadership Application Process

The Advanced Certificate in Special Education Leadership program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions are made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

Semester Entry Options

  • Advanced Certificate: Fall, spring, or summer entry

Admissions Requirements

You must have completed an undergraduate education degree leading to teacher certification or in a related services field (such as school counseling, speech and language, or physical therapy), or be a current student in a master's degree program in education, including master's programs leading to initial teacher certification or related services field.

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation (which may be submitted online; refer to the online application for instructions)
  • Current résumé detailing all relevant past and present professional employment, experience, memberships, and related service
  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience as well as the reason and motivation for applying
  • Copy of New York state teaching certification