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.
The MSEd in Educational Leadership-School District Business Leader & Masters in Public Administration degree track 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 will be 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 and successful completion of the required New York State certification exam, will qualify successful candidates for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader.
How You Learn
The online 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 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 weekly synchronous sessions. Students will be part of an online learning community who shares similar interests and career goals.
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 for Business.
Schedule and Tuition
For more information about admission requirements, tuition, and the program schedule, please contact Thomas P. Higgins Jr., EdD, Educational Leadership Program Coordinator in Westchester, at (914) 773-3780 or firstname.lastname@example.org