Advanced Certificate in School District Business Leader (SDBL)

CIP Code and description: 520201

Entrants into the School District Business Leader (SDBL) program must have completed a Master’s degree. Students in the programs must maintain a quality-point average of not less than 3.0 and must pass a digital portfolio comprehensive examination.

I. Required Courses (27 credits)

EDE 8701 Educational Administration
EDE 8711 School Law
EDE 8721 Personnel Administration
EDE 8732 Curriculum Development
EDE 8737 School District Administrator
EDE 8738 Public School Finance and Budget
EDE 8741 Computers for the Educational Administrator
EDE 8748 Advanced School Business Leadership

II. Internship (6 credits)

EDE 8793 School District Business Leader Internship I
EDE 8794 School District Business Leader Internship II
(Prerequisites: fifty percent of required courses must be completed)

III. Comprehensive Examination
All candidates for the Advanced Certificate Programs in Educational Administration who enroll after September 1, 2004 must pass a digital portfolio comprehensive examination and the New York State license examination.

IV. Parts 1 and 2 of the New York State School District Business Leader Certification Exams


NYS Certification Requirements:

  • You are required to complete 175 hours of professional development every 5 years.
  • You will need 3 years experience in leadership including a least one-year experience as a school leader to obtain professional certification.
  • You are required to complete the NYSTCE leadership assessment for the initial certification
  • Completion of Fingerprinting, workshops in school violence and intervention and in child abuse.