The 36-credit Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School District Business Leader prepares graduates for the positions of assistant, associate or deputy superintendent for business. Course work includes 30 hours in school administration as well as a 400-hour supervised internship in a school business office. Courses include issues involving school finance, school business administration, 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 have a bachelor’s degree, an appropriate career background and prior graduate work or anticipation of further graduate work. Upon completion of their coursework students must pass the New York State School Leadership Assessment in order to be certified as a school district business leader.
Note: New York State certification as a School District Business Leader requires a total of 60 graduate credits, including the master’s degree. Consult the State Education Department for more information.