Department of Education Leadership
Department of education leadership professionals create and enact curriculums that maintain success and elevate students, whether in New York or across the globe. They are also sensitive to the ways in which school systems interrelate with each other.
They advocate for policies that increase accountability of federal programs to Congress and the public. They also collect and oversee research on America’s schools and disseminate this information to practitioners.
Education policy is the set of laws, guidelines and principles followed by school systems. Education leaders must be knowledgeable about local, state and federal education policies to effectively manage the system and understand the dynamics of educational reform.
They must also be able to recognize and interpret social and political influences in the community, as well as understand the impact of education on the broader community. These leaders must be able to make financial and political decisions in an ever-changing environment.
Our programs prepare you to meet the challenges of the education field. Aspiring and current education leaders can choose from a wide range of graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral degrees and educational specialist programs that focus on leadership development. These programs are individualized to fit your strengths and career goals and emphasize values of excellence, compassion, service, diversity, equity and inclusion and visionary leadership. We are proud to serve public, non-public and faith-based schools and districts, higher education, law enforcement agencies and governmental and non-profit organizations.
The faculty of the department creates futuristic curricula and programs for students seeking graduate degrees in education or professional licensure as school service personnel. The faculty also establishes appropriate conditions, opportunities and resources with which the graduate student body may engage in scholarly activities.
The Department of Education Leadership faculty explores the complex interrelationships of schools and community organizations. They examine societal and legal issues such as constitutional, statutory and judicial provisions as a basis for the operation of educational institutions; relations between administrators and boards of directors; rights and responsibilities of staff members; and professional development models.
The research environment within the department of education leadership embraces an openness to different theoretical and methodological approaches. However, the dominant analytical tools used in this area of study involve relational and associational analysis. These techniques are not sufficiently sophisticated to provide insight into the dynamic nature of leadership in open systems. The development of theory, methods and tools that are more capable of addressing the complexity of leadership in educational environments is essential.
With a focus on addressing the community’s needs, this division nurtures leadership in service for New York City’s 32 community school districts through robust professional learning. This is the cornerstone of Chancellor’s goal for cultivating talent in all people to serve our students.
Education administrators handle budgets and communicate with government agencies, while also ensuring that school goals for academic achievement are set and met. They are also involved in a variety of other administrative functions, such as acting as liaisons between principals and the general public and maintaining systems for attendance and scheduling.
The department’s educational administration programs prepare future principals, superintendents and supervisors in both public and private school and district settings as well as governmental and non-profit organizations. These leaders may work in the areas of curriculum and instruction, family and community engagement, student support services, diversity and inclusion, or technology. They are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, compassion, service, and innovation.
The responsibilities of the outreach staff involve direct interaction with organizations and individuals at the national, state and local levels. This includes sharing information and coordinating with national education associations that represent the teaching profession, civil rights groups and business, as well as with school districts, parents and students. Staff in outreach also manage the Department’s recognition programs that spotlight exceptional schools and students.
The team is responsible for executing the overall outreach agenda by providing advance news notification to general and specialized education press on key ED issues. It also coordinates the planning and execution of special events with ED executives to keep the public and education groups updated on a variety of Department initiatives and projects.
This division supports the entire agency with strategic communications, including writing, digital media and creative services, photography and video. This includes planning for digital roll outs, social media branding and design, document layout and design, certificates, gifs, infographics and short animated videos.