Our advanced certificate in school business and human resource administration (SBHRA) is for you if you are an assistant principal, principal or district-level administrator seeking to expand your knowledge and understanding of school business and human resource administration. This program will provide you with skills that you can apply to your present position or in preparation for a possible promotion.
The features of our program include:
This 15 credit hour, online advanced certificate program is primarily intended for current assistant principals, principals and district level administrators seeking to expand and deepen their knowledge and understanding of school business and human resources administration.
|Academic credential granted||Advanced Certificate (AC)|
|Credits required for completion||15|
|Time to completion||2 years |
|Career opportunities||To enhance the skills of current building and district level administrators, preparing them to take a more active role at the district level|
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
Required Courses (15 credits)
ELP 605 Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration
ELP 629 Human Resources Administration in Education
ELP 642 Governance and Policy for School Leaders
ELP 646 School Business Administration
ELP 649 Public School Finance
ELP 638 Leading and Managing People
ELP 643 Reforming Teacher Compensation
ELP 691 Advanced Issues in School Business Administration
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 five years.
Depending on interest and enrollment, ELP 605: Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration may be offered in a hybrid format in order to allow students to participate in a five week "mock negotiations" experience.
The current schedule is subject to change.
You must be enrolled in GSE master's, certification or doctoral programs, and possess a bachelor’s degree in a pertinent field.
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.