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Public School Administrator


A public school administrator provides administrative and supervisory leadership to public schools and school districts in relation to public school curriculum design, development and implementation to facilitate the achievement of specific instructional program objectives.

Certification Requirements:

Applicants for certification as a public school administrator for New York State public schools and school districts must complete an Approved Program leading to certification as a School Building Leader, a School District Leader, or a School District Business Leader at a New York State college or university; or hold a valid comparable certificate from another state or jurisdiction; and file an application with the New York State Education Department, Office of Teaching Initiatives. Applications are submitted online through the Office of Teaching Initiatives' TEACH Online Services system at:

In New York State, public school administrators must be a U.S. citizen or hold U.S. permanent residency to receive Professional certification. The latest information and requirements for school administrator certification are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of Teaching Initiatives Website at and click on Certification.

Certification Authority:

New York State Education Department
Education Building 5N
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3901

Standard Occupational Classification:

11-9031 to 11-9039 - Various Education Administrators through All Other Education Administrators
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

New York State Council of School Superintendents
7 Elk Street, Second Floor
Albany, New York 12207-1002
Phone: (518) 449-1063

School Administrators Association of New York State
Albany Airport Park
8 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham, New York 12110
Phone: (518) 782-0600


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/04/14.

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