What You’ll Learn
Students learn the foundations of educational leadership, personnel administration, practices of budgeting, facility planning as well as the foundation of school finances and legal issues.
Students entering the School Business Administration program without an earned master’s degree may earn the master’s degree as part of this program.
This program is designed specifically for candidates seeking school district business positions.
Candidates who complete the SBA Program and successfully pass the School District Business Leader (SDBL) leadership assessment administered by the NYSED are awarded the CAS in School Business Administration and are then eligible to apply for the School District Business Leader (SDBL) certification issued by the NYSED.
School business administrators and assistant superintendents for business require the SDBL certification. Many of our recipients go on to doctoral studies as well.
- Earned master’s degree from an accredited institution
- Interview with program coordinator
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
This program is only offered in cohorts, which begin every 15-18 months. Students should contact the Department of Educational Administration to learn when the next SDBL cohort is projected to start.
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
While you earn your CAS, practicum and internship experience are required. You can choose to complete this through an educational leadership, office administration, or school administrator (internship) experience.
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“My experience at Brockport really strengthened me and helped me grow professionally and personally.” Ruth Turner ’15, Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Educational Administration