School Business Administration

School Business Administration Degree Program (Option II Sequence) (36 semester hours)

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Option II, is a program designed for candidates who aspire to a leadership position as a School Business Administrator. The framework for the program has been established to meet preparatory requirements as established in the New Jersey Administrative Code (6A:9-12.7) as well as the challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities inherent in educational leadership. Candidates are expected to have completed state required coursework (undergraduate or graduate) in economics and accounting prior to acceptance into the degree program. A “conditional acceptance” into the program can be given, requiring applicants without these two courses to complete them before beginning matriculation. The complete internship experience begins with and is documented from the first course and concludes with the “capstone” internship experience (EDAD-591-592). The complete internship experience begins and is documented from the first course, and the “capstone” internship experience (EDAD-591-592) concludes the program. Candidates will complete a year-long “Capstone School Improvement/Change Project.”

Group I—Administration (21 semester hours)
EDAD-501*Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory
EDAD-507*Education and the Law
EDAD-514School Finance and Fiscal Management
EDAD-521Research and Data-Based Decision Making in Schools
EDAD-591Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership (fall)
EDAD-592Seminar/Practicum in Educational Leadership (spring)
Group II—Supervision and Curriculum (6 semester hours)
CURR-532Strategies of Curriculum Change
EDAD-511Applying Group Processes in Supervision
Group III—School Business Administration (9 semester hours)
EDAD-508*Leadership in School Business Administration
EDAD-509*School Fiscal Management and Accounting
EDAD-512*School Facility Planning and Development
Group IV—Foundations (3 semester hours)
EDUC-515Issues in American Schools and Society

*These courses meet the state approved certification program for School Business Administrator.

Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2013-2014 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.