Sixth-Year Certificate

Educational Leadership

Central to Impacting Educational Change. 

CCSU’s Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Leadership prepares you to play an influential role as an administrator in a public or private school organization. A concentration in Special Education is available for those interested in special education administration.  

Completing this program makes you eligible for certification as an intermediate administrator/ supervisor. Become a department chair, assistant principal, principal, or assistant superintendent.

Program Features

  • Starts every January and June
  • 30-credit program 
  • Classes offered on-campus 
  • Financial aid is available 
  • No GMAT/GRE required 


Did You Know?

Individuals who pursue advanced certification in Educational Leadership go on to careers as school administrators and leaders of educational organizations.   


What You'll Gain

  • Capacity to shape your school’s (or district’s) organizational direction and influence its performance  
  • Deep understanding of how learning occurs and how to develop inquiring minds  
  • Ability to create optimal learning environments by partnering with colleagues, parents, and social organizations  
  • Understanding of the legal, ethical, and policy environment of school administrations  
  • Ability to use a variety of approaches to assess student learning, teacher development, parent satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness