MSEd in Educational Leadership-School District Business Leader & Masters in Public Administration

The Pace University School District Business Leader program prepares flexible, visionary and reflective school business leaders with the skills necessary to create and sustain financial and operational functions within a school district to help ensure the quality of learning for all students. The program is delivered online.
The MSEd in Educational Leadership-School District Business Leader & Masters in Public Administration degree program is for professionals who want to help shape public education by taking on non-instructional leadership positions to successfully manage public schools’ various business functions. Candidates who do not currently hold a master’s degree are required to take this 60-credit track to earn an MSEd in Educational Leadership and an MPA in Public Administration, with both degrees awarded at the end of the program. The degree coursework, together with a 600-hour internship which is part of the MSEd, will qualify successful candidates for New York State Certification as a School District Business Leader.
How You Learn
The MSEd in Educational Leadership-School District Business Leader & Masters in Public Administration program, which is offered online, requires active involvement and provides ongoing feedback to support student learning and skill development. There are multiple opportunities for group interaction through Blackboard’s “Discussion Board,” and the weekly synchronous sessions using Blackboard Collaborate. Students will be part of an online learning community who share similar interests and career goals.
Career Outcomes
The role of a School District Business Leader is becoming increasingly important in a new era of unprecedented public scrutiny and calls for accountability in the management of our schools. Both tracks of this program will prepare candidates and graduates for the challenges and requirements for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader. Career possibilities include roles in certificated positions such as assistant superintendent.
Schedule & Tuition
A new cohort of the School District Business Leader Program will begin September 2015.
Discounted Tuition for this program will reflect a 20% reduction of Pace University tuition.
Degree Requirements (60 credits total)

MSEd- School District Business Leader Program (36 credits)

Year One, Fall
EEL 612  Strategic Planning for Educational Leaders (3 credits)
EEL 607  Educational Budgeting (3)

Year One, Spring
EEL 602  Technology, Data Management and Analysis for Educational Leaders (3)
EEL 600  Community and Inclusive School Leadership (3)
EEL 696  Internship (1.5)

Year One, Summer
EEL 673/674  Facilities Planning/Labor Relations (3)
EEL 601  Educational Law and School Leadership (3)
EEL 696  Internship (1.5)

Year Two, Fall
EEL 605  Managing the Inclusive Setting (3)
EEL 606  Educational Accounting (3)
EEL 696  Internship (1.5)

Year Two, Spring
EEL 609  Finance Law (3)
EEL 610  School District Leadership in Inclusive Settings (3)
EEL 696  Internship (1.5)

MPA Coursework (24 credits)

Required courses (12 credits)
PAA 601  Public Administration and its Environment (3 credits)
PAA 603  The Economics of the Governmental, Health Care & Nonprofit Sectors (3)
PAA 606 Research Methods for Public Administration (3)
PAA 699 Capstone Project Seminar (3)

Students will complete 12 credits in either the Government Track OR the Non-Profit Management Track:

Government Track
PAA 630 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PAA 631 Law in the Administrative Process (3)
PAA 632 Policy Studies (3)
PAA 644 Seminar in Government Management Topics (3)

Non-Profit Management Track
PAA 670 The History of Not-for-Profit Management (3)
PAA 671 Law for Non-Profit Managers (3)
PAA 673 Financial Resource Development for Not-for-Profits (3)
PAA 681 Seminar for Not-for-Profit Management Topics (3)

To request an application packet, respond with your mailing address to:
Michelle Marello
The Center for Educational Leadership
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
(914) 248-3867
Or contact:
Thomas P. Higgins Jr., EdD.
Educational Leadership Program Coordinator
Pace University School of Education
(914) 773-3780