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CAS in School Business Administration

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Business Administration is a 66-credit hour graduate degree program. Candidates entering the School Business Administration program without an earned master's degree may earn the master's degree as part of this program.

Candidates who matriculate into the program with an earned master's degree receive 24 hours of transfer credit for the master's, leaving them 42 hours of work to complete the educational requirements for the degree. There are 30 hours of course work, a 6-hour practicum, and a 6-hour administrative internship. The course of study is listed below:

  • EDA 656 Personnel Administration (3 cr.)
  • EDA 691 Principles and Practices of Budgeting (3 cr.)
  • EDA 692 Design and Use of Microcomputers for School Business Administrators (3 cr.)
  • EDA 693 Administration of Support Services (3 cr.)
  • EDA 890 Issues in Site Management for School Business Administration (3 cr.)
  • EDA 891 Facilities Planning and Management (3 cr.)
  • EDA 892 Legal Issues for School Business Administrators (3 cr.)
  • EDA 893 School Finance and Revenue Management (3 cr.)
  • EDA 894 Public School Accounting (6 cr.)
  • EDA 897 Practicum in School Business Administration (6 cr.)
  • EDA 898 Internship in School Business Administration (6 cr.)

Upon completion of the 42 hours listed above and successfully passing the School District Business Leader (SDBL) leadership assessment administered by the New York State Education Department, candidates are awarded the CAS degree, which is the post–master’s/pre–doctorate degree. In addition, they are eligible to apply for the SDBL (School District Business Leader) certification from the New York State Education Department.

Candidates who matriculate into the program without an earned master's degree would complete the entire 66 hours of course work for the program, 30 hours of which would be the master's degree. The course of study is listed below:

  • EDA 691 Principles and Practices of Budgeting (3 cr.)
  • EDA 692 Design and Use of Microcomputers for School Business Administrators (3 cr.)
  • EDA 893 School Finance and Revenue Management (3 cr.)
  • EDA 894 Public School Accounting (6 cr.)
  • Approved Research or Measurement course (3 cr.)
  • Approved Curriculum course (3 cr.)
  • Electives outside Education (3 cr.)
  • Free electives (6 cr.)

The above 30 credit hours would comprise the course work required for the master's degree. Upon completion of the master's degree, the candidate would then complete the CAS portion of the program. The additional course work required for the CAS is listed below:

  • EDA 656 Personnel Administration (3 cr.)
  • EDA 693 Administration of Support Services (3 cr.)
  • EDA 890 Issues in Site Management for School Business Administrators (3 cr.)
  • EDA 891 Facilities Planning and Management (3 cr.)
  • EDA 892 Legal Issues for School Business Administrators (3 cr.)
  • EDA 897 Practicum in School Business Administration (6 cr.)
  • EDA 898 Internship in School Business Administration (6 cr.)
  • Electives outside Education (3 cr.)
  • Free electives (6 cr.)

Candidates who matriculate into the program without an earned master's degree, but who have taken graduate level course work, would be eligible for up to 24 hours of transfer credit into the program of study. A maximum of 12 hours of transfer credit for the master's degree and 12 hours of transfer credit for the CAS degree would be considered. Evaluation of the previous graduate work would be at the discretion of the SBA Program Coordinator, Dr. Steven Ayers.

The School Business Administration Program is offered in the cycle format only, which allows for the candidate to obtain an integrated and concentrated learning experience. Further information regarding the School Business Administration Program may be obtained by contacting Dr. Steven Ayers, the SBA Program Coordinator, at 585-395-5802 or by e-mail:svayers@brockport.edu.

Last Updated 9/4/13

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