Jun 06, 2023  
Mercy College 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Educational Supervision, M.S.

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Sudha Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Special Education and Educational Leadership

Rose Rudnitski, Ed.D., Program Director
Department of Special Education and Educational Leadership


The 30 credit Master of Science Degree in Educational Supervision leads to certification in School Building Leadership and prepares practicing teachers and other eligible school personnel to be effective motivated, and visionary school-building leaders. They will work in a range of positions including assistant principal, principal, executive director, director, staff developer, and curriculum supervisor.

The New York State School Building Leader certification requires successful completion of the Master of Science in Educational Supervision program, a passing score on the New York State School Building Leadership Examination (Parts I and II), and on the Educating All Students (EAS) exam.

School Building Leadership Goals

Graduates of the School Building Leadership Program will act with integrity and fairness, and in an ethical manner as they demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and dispositions:

  1. Establish, articulate and sustain a vision of student learning and professional growth that is shared and supported by stakeholders to become effective school building leaders.
  2. Implement effective management of school operations and resources for a safe, effective and efficient learning environment.
  3. Collaborate with family and community organizations to respond to diverse needs and mobilize community resources to promote school goals.
  4. Understand, respond to, and influence the larger social, cultural, legal, and economic trends impacting the school.

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