Educational Leadership and Administration

Advanced Certificate in School District Business Leader

This 30-credit program prepares graduates for the positions of assistant, associate or deputy superintendent for business. Course work includes 24 core credits in educational administration and a 400-hour, hands-on internship in a school business office, enabling students to hone their business acumen. Courses explore public school finance, the school budget process and school district administration. Students without teaching experience may qualify for New York state certification as a School District Business Leader.

Candidates for this program must possess a master’s degree and have an appropriate career background and aspirations. Upon completion of their coursework students must pass the New York State School Leadership Assessment.


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