Administrative Certification (LIFTS)

  • Administration Certification (LIFTS)
    Our Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools (LIFTS) administration certification prepares you for New York State Education Department certification as a school leader. Our programs — school building leader (SBL) and school district leader (SDL) — are guided by the belief that building trust and developing effective relationships is at the core of effective leadership. We also prepare you to recognize and attend to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in a system where inequities are pervasive.
AAQEP: Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation.

Program Accreditation

UB is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs on our accreditation page have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through Dec. 31, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.