Accelerated Master’s Program in Educational Leadership (AMPEL)

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce the Accelerated Master’s Program in Educational Leadership (A.M.P.E.L.)

We are seeking bright, motivated Pre-K through 12 teachers/ counselors with leadership potential for admission to the first cohort of this intensive one-year master’s degree program in educational administration and supervision, which will prepare future school leaders and qualify graduates to take the New York State School Building Leader (SBL) Certification Examination.  Given the current need for certified and qualified individuals to assume leadership positions at the school building level, A.M.P.E.L. provides a unique opportunity for selected individuals to develop critical leadership skills to become effective and successful urban and suburban school leaders in just one year.

The 30 credit master’s program is organized to promote learning through group projects, action research, critical reflection, intensive clinical applications, problem-based simulations, policy analysis and a year long Internship experience.

This intensive one-year program includes:

  • Weekend courses (Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday) and full week Institutes (summer, etc);
  • Full year clinically-rich Internship (6 credits) beginning Day 1 at candidate’s home school;
  • Standards-based learning aligned with ISLLC Leadership Standards and NYSED standards for School Leaders;
  • Focus on theory AND practice through problem/project-based learning, case studies, data analysis, examination of current trends and priorities such instructional leadership and the common core standards, quality supervision and evaluation, simulations, readings, walk-throughs, internships and mentoring, etc.

We are currently accepting applications for Cohort I, which will begin July 2012 with both a Lincoln Center cohort and a Westchester/West Harrison cohort (contingent on enrollment). Please visit our website for further admissions and application information, or click here to apply today!

To assist you in finding out more about this exceptional learning experience, we would like to invite prospective students to join us for an In-Person or Online Information Session:
          Thursday, February 23rd
          Thursday, March 1st
          Tuesday, March 6th (@Lincoln Center)
          Wednesday, March 7th (@Westchester)
Click here for further information on any of these sessions.  Please RSVP to Linda Horisk (Assistant Dean of Admissions) at    



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