Educational Leadership and Supervision (K-12)


The Student Building Leader (SBL) and Student District Leader (SDL) programs offered by the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs are in the process of being discontinued. The New York State Department of Education requires all educational leadership programs to be accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). At this time, CAEP only accredits teacher education programs that offer additional SBL/SDL components. CAEP is not prepared to accredit institutions, such as Baruch College, that offer SBL/SDL programs exclusively without teacher education.

The Marxe School will certify students until the end of the Spring 2018 semester. After the official end of the Spring 2018 semester, no SBL or SDL recommendations will be issued by the College. No exceptions or waivers will be permitted. The point of contact for questions is the Marxe Educational Leadership Advisor Jillian Ryan (; 646-660-6834).

  • If you are a SBL student who has completed all coursework necessary for certification, but have yet to be certified by the Marxe School, immediately contact Ms. Ryan.

  • If you will complete your SBL coursework through the SAM program in the fall 2017, you will be recommended for certification by the end of Spring 2018 as long as all requirements have been fulfilled.

  • If you began taking SBL coursework but, for any reason, did not complete the required courses, you will not be able to continue with the SBL at Baruch. You should contact the New York City Department of Education or your partnership program directly for guidance on other possible avenues for completion.

  • If you are a student who has already completed your 24 credits of SBL courses and are interested in obtaining your Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership, contact Ms. Ryan to discuss next steps. You will not be permitted to complete the degree after the end of the Spring 2018 semester.

  • If you are a SDL student currently finishing certification and degree requirements, you will need to have taken and passed both parts of the SDL exam in order for the Marxe School to certify you by the end of Spring 2018.

Be assured if you have already completed certification for your SBL or SDL and/or obtained an MSEd through Baruch, this does not affect you; your certification and degree remain valid.