School District Business Leader, MSEd

School District Business Leader, MSEd

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School District Business Leader, MSEd

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School District Business Leader, MSEd

The ever-changing demands on our public schools require administrative leaders who can successfully manage the vital business functions for success and sustainability. The Pace University School District Business Leader online 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 program consists of a five-semester program (two academic years and a summer) and includes a 600-hour internship (six credits of the program). Candidates will be required to successfully complete the required New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leader to earn State certification.

For

Professionals who want to help shape public education by taking on non-instructional leadership positions to successfully manage public schools’ various business functions. This online program is for candidates who hold a master’s degree in education, business, or other fields. It is a 36-credit program that will lead to a master’s degree in educational leadership, specializing in School District Business Leadership. This program consists of a five semester program (two academic years and a summer) and includes a 600-hour internship (six credits of the program). Candidates will be required to successfully complete the required New York State Certification Examination for 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 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. This program will prepare graduates for the challenges for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader. Career possibilities include roles in certified positions such as assistant superintendent.


Prerequisites/Admissions Requirement

Criteria for full admission include: bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, 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. Candidates who do not hold a teaching certificate must also take the GRE. Interested candidates must contact the program coordinator, Dr. Tom Higgins at thiggins@pace.edu or 914.773.3780 before applying to the program.