Our expedited advanced certificate in school district business leader (E-SDBL) is intended for those leaders who already have School Building Leader or School District Leader certification and now want to become certified as a School District Business Leader. The program, which is 100% online, consists of five courses and a supervised internship in a school business office. Courses are offered one at a time, over five semesters. The supervised internship can be undertaken as an Independent Study upon completion of three of the five courses. Admission to the program is on a continuing basis, meaning you can apply at most any time and begin classes the next semester.
Our advanced certificate in school business and human resources administration, in conjunction with a 300-hour clinical internship, leads to certification in school disctict business leader (SDBL).
You must currently hold SBL or SDL certification to be eligible to enroll in this advanced certificate.
|Academic credential granted||Advanced Certificate (AC)|
|Credits required for completion||15|
|Time to completion||2 years |
|Career opportunities||School district business leader|
|Experiential contact hours||300 hours clinical intership|
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
Required Courses (15 credits)
ELP 605 Collective Negotiations and Contract Administration
ELP 629 Personnel Administration in Schools
ELP 642 Governance and Policy for School Leaders
ELP 646 School Business Administration
ELP 649 Public School Finance
Clinical Internship (300 hours)
ELP 660 Clinical Seminar: Internship
Transfer credit, which is subject to approval by the program’s director, is limited to one, three-hour graduate course, completed at an accredited institution within the last ten years.
The application for the Expedited School District Business Leader advanced certificate is the same application as the School Business and Human Resource Administration advanced certificate. When completing the application you must indicate you hold SBL or SDL certification to be eligible to apply.
You must be enrolled in GSE's SBHRA advanced certificate program and hold a school building leader or school district leader certification.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admission Decision: The admission decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.