This Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) program leads to satisfaction of the education requirements for New York State certification as a School District Business Leader (SDBL). Successful passage of the SDBL examination is also a requirement for certification. This certification is required for employment in public school districts in New York with in position titles such as School Business Administrator and Assistant Superintendent for Business. The program is one of only a handful in New York State that is accredited for this certification area.
The majority of school business officials in western and central New York school districts are alumni of the Brockport SDBL program.
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.
Applicants to the program must have:
The application process originates through the Graduate School. The application consists of:
For additional information on admissions or to start your application, contact the Graduate School.
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
This CAS is a 66-credit program.
Students with an existing master's degree can apply 24 graduate credits from that degree toward the 66-credit requirement, and complete the following coursework:
Students who do not have a master's degree can pursue the 30-credit MSEd in Educational Administration concurrently with the CAS. In addition to the MSEd requirements, the following 36 credits complete the CAS:
Note: Students must complete a master's degree prior to receiving the CAS.
The State of New York Department of Education offers certification of School District Business Leaders (SDBL). This program is designed and approved to meet the academic requirements for professional SDBL certification. As of the production of this catalog, additional requirements to CAS for certification include:
However, because the State of New York Department of Education controls the criteria for eligibility, this College and Department cannot be held responsible for changes made during your matriculation and/or after your graduation. Students are advised to consult with Brockport's Certification Office and maintain awareness of changes that may happen to their certification requirements.
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Steven V Ayers EDD
(University Of Rochester)
Visiting Assistant Professor / Sba Program Coordinator
Carol T Godsave MA
Visiting Assistant Professor + Chair
Jeffrey B Linn Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
James A Tobin EDD
(SUNY At Albany)