The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), Bureau of Nonpublic School Reimbursable Services (BNPS) presented Manhattan College with a grant for $1,250,000 towards the school building leadership graduate program. The grant program serves nonpublic school principals and teachers who work in one of the five New York City boroughs, and seek to advance their leadership skills and/or acquire New York State certification in school building leadership. The program can certify education professionals as: grade level coordinators, subject areas coordinators, heads of schools, assistant principals and principals.
Manhattan College offers both a Master of Science in education, school building leadership and a Professional Diploma in school building leadership. Starting this fall, new and existing school building leadership students meeting the grant guidelines and approved for enrollment by the BNPS, will receive free tuition. The total funds will be dispensed annually over five years.
“The students who enroll in Manhattan College’s school building leadership program are committed to improving education in New York City and providing youngsters with a quality education based on and grounded in excellence, dignity and connectedness,” said Sr. Remigia Kushner, professor in the school of education and program director for the school building leadership program. “To learn how to implement such a structure, our students not only receive traditional classroom instruction, they also advance their skills by networking with colleagues, participating in workshops and conferences, and learning firsthand from peers’ personal experiences.”
For more information about Manhattan College’s school building leadership program, please visit http://home.manhattan.edu/%7ESBL/leadership/
or contact the school building leadership office by phone at (718) 862-7473 or via e-mail: