Program in Educational Leadership and Technology Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Adelphi University

Program in Educational Leadership and Technology Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Adelphi University

Garden City, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 15
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Graduate Programs in Educational Leadership at Adelphi University

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Leadership, as well as an advanced certificate in educational leadership. These programs were created specifically for individuals who are seeking positions of leadership in schools including such roles as principal, assistant principal, department chairperson, and supervisor.

Each program's central focus is to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to the atmosphere of educational reform prompted by the establishment of standard-based policies and practices, as well as the accelerated importance of educational leadership. Through a combination of theoretical and field-based study, candidates will gain greater knowledge and proficiency in the management of school personnel and the role technology plays in educational practice.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Students in the M.A. in Educational Leadership program enter the program with at least three years of full-time work as teachers or other professionals in kindergarten--12th-grade settings. They complete 18 credits of foundation courses and 18 credits of field-based and applied courses.

Foundation courses include Computer Based Technologies in Education, Research and Evaluation in Schools, Educational Policy, School Leadership, School-Based Finance, Management Theory and Organizational Behavior, and Ethics, Law and Technology.

Field-based and applied courses include Supervision in the Schools, Technology in School Administration, and an administrative internship. Students also complete field projects and 2 practicums.

Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership: School District Leader

Students who have a master's degree or at least three years of full-time work experience as teachers or other professionals in kindergarten--12th grade environments may qualify for the school district leader advanced certification at Adelphi University.

This program prepares students for New York State certification and licensure. Certification enables students to pursue a variety of school district leader positions including district superintendent, assistant superintendent, and district technology director.

The 18-credit curriculum consists of five courses: District Leadership and Supervision, District-Based Finance, Curriculum Design and Instructional Leadership, Administrative Internship I and Administrative Internship II. These classes include a total of 170 hours of field-based work.

Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership: School Building Leader

Adelphi University also offers an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership: School Building Leader to individuals who have a master's degree. The program consists of 30 credits and classes including Ethics, Law and Technology, School Leadership, Educational Policy, Research and Evaluation in Schools, Management Theory and Organizational Behavior and School-Based Finance.

In addition, students take Technology in School Administration, which includes a 10-hour practicum, and Supervision in the Schools, which includes a 30-hour practicum. They also complete a 320-hour administrative internship.

Experienced and Dynamic Faculty Members

Students learn from and collaborate with faculty members who are well versed in the field of K-12 education, bring practical experience with K-12 education to the classroom, and understand how technology affects the field of education.

For example, Associate Professor Susan Eichenholtz, Ed.D., has worked as an elementary school teacher, a school counselor and a school administrator. Her research interests include integrating technology into K-12 curricula, developing e-portfolios, and examining K-12 and university connections. Her scholarly endeavors include co-authoring books, presenting papers at conferences, and reviewing journal articles for peers.

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at the Manhattan Center

Students can earn a graduate degree in educational technology at Adelphi's New York City location--the Manhattan Center. The Manhattan Center provides the same resources as Adelphi's main campus in Garden City, New York, including experienced faculty members, support services that are available seven days a week, academic advising, access to library and technological services, and financial aid services.

In addition, the center is conveniently located in downtown Manhattan and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Added Value

Established in 1896, Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and returning-adult students in the arts and sciences, business, allied health, clinical psychology, education, nursing and social work. Academic experts have chosen Adelphi University as the gold standard for northeastern colleges. Noted for high academic standards and reasonable tuition costs, the private liberal arts university has also been recognized as a best buy in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for eight straight years. Adelphi was also selected as a Best College in the Northeast by "The Princeton Review" and a Top College by "Forbes". ranked us in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in return on investment.

Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a private university located in Garden City--New York, just 23 miles from Manhattan--where its students take advantage of numerous cultural and internship opportunities. Founded in 1896, it is the oldest coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island.

Financial Assistance at Adelphi University

Graduate students in the educational leadership program may qualify for Adelphi University scholarships, federal loans, graduate assistantships, and Federal Work-Study programs.

The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education is one of the largest private centers devoted to training educational professionals in New York State. It is committed to providing educational opportunities at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels that prepare students to become reflective change agents through research, collaboration, and leadership.

The school consists of the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education, and Sport Management.

The school prepares individuals for leadership and teaching roles in the field of education. It creates progressive program curricula that integrate coursework and field education and encompasses six core values: scholarship, reflective practice, social justice, inclusive community, wellness, and creativity and the arts.

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Location & Contact

Program in Educational Leadership and Technology

Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
Adelphi University

One South Avenue PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
United States

Dr. Devin Thornburg


Phone: 516-877-4026

Ms. Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Educational Leadership Certificate
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 4
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 15th April 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline January 15th November 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degrees2 letters of recommendation, resume, letter attesting to teaching experience (3 years full-time K-12)
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students10
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students10
    • Part-time Percentage90%
    • Full-time Percentage10%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian80%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown10%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchTechnology methodology focusing on in-service and pre-service curriculum
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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