MSEd in Educational Leadership - School District Business Leader

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. Instruction is online and participants will work with a cohort of peers within a professional network.
This 36-credit program will lead to a master’s degree in educational leadership, specializing in School District Business Leadership. This track consists of a five semester program (two academic years and a summer) and includes a 600-hour internship (six credits of the program) to prepare participants for success on the required New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leader.
Professionals who hold a master’s degree (in education, business or other fields) and want to help shape public education by taking on non-instructional leadership positions to successfully manage public schools’ various business functions.
How You Learn
The MSEd in Educational Leadership-School District Business Leader 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 and the resources to educate our youth. 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

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)

Total  36 Credits

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