Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success

A Two-Year Master's Degree Program for Aspiring School & District Leaders.
The application is now closed. We will begin recruitment for our next cohort in August 2017
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About the Program

The Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS) program equips passionate teachers with the tools to become change agents and leaders of influence in their school communities. In partnership with Hunter College, CLASS is a clinically-based school leadership program that engages teachers as learners and leaders, readying them to supervise and support the professional development of fellow teachers and the management of systems at the building and district levels. Teachers graduate from CLASS with a master’s degree, equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to pass the School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) advanced graduate certificate exams.

Program Details

“I have never seen collaboration work as effectively as I have this year at our school. I think this is largely a result of the work we do here in CLASS and what I have learned from everyone here. ” Jessica K., Current CLASS participant and ESL Social Studies Teacher

Selection Criteria

All eligible candidates should possess current NYS teacher certification (permanent or professional), hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, hold a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5, have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and have taken the GRE within the past five years. A principal recommendation is required. All applicants must submit undergraduate and graduate transcripts for review.