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Educational Leadership-School District Business Leader and MPA in Public Administration, MSEd

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. For more information, please click here: http://pace.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2015-2016/Graduate-Catalog/Schools/Sch...


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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 will 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 will qualify successful candidates for New York State Certification as a School District Business Leader.


What You Learn

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 predominantly online and participants will work with a cohort of peers within a professional network.


How You Learn

The program was developed by the School of Education faculty at Pace University and is offered in partnership with the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Center for Educational Leadership. The 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 graduates for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader. Career possibilities include roles in certificated positions such as assistant superintendent.


Schedule and Tuition

A new cohort of the School District Business Leader program will begin in September, 2017. Discounted tuition for this program will reflect a 25% reducation of Pace University tuition.


Prequisites/Admissions Requirement

Criteria for full admission include: bachelor's degree from an accredited institition, undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, submission of official undergraduate transcripts, and a letter of support from a school administrator for the 600-hour internship. Interested candidates must contact the program coordinator, Dr. Tom Higgins at thiggins@pace.edu or 914.773.3780 before applying to the program. The GRE is also required.