University of Rochester

New Program Geared to Teachers Seeking Leadership Roles

May 14, 1999

The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development is offering a new certificate program for teachers with master's degrees who want to move into leadership positions at the building level.

Classes begin this summer for the first courses in the 21 credit-hour program in school administration on the University of Rochester's River Campus. Coursework will focus on critical issues and needed skills for those seeking leadership positions in K-12 schools.

Program chair Tyll van Geel explains that the initiative is "designed to respond to the increasing need of school districts to find new leaders as they face a rising number of retirements and expansion of their programs."

Work toward the certificate may be completed in one year of continuous study, and will include an individualized internship. For more information, contact Rebekah Carpenter at the Warner School at (585) 275-3969.

The Warner School (on the Web at offers master's degree and doctoral degree programs in the areas of teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership.