Courses

The curriculum in the School District Business Leadership CAS program is designed to provide candidates with a sound base of fundamental knowledge and skills required to be a successful School District Business Leader. The program includes six areas of study:

  1. financial management and management of ancillary services
  2. education leadership and management
  3. education law
  4. human resource management and collective bargaining
  5. microeconomics
  6. program evaluation.

A required practicum experience completes the course structure of the program.

We have indicated on this chart whether this course is presently required (R) for completion of an MPA or CAS in Education Leadership or is an elective (E) offered in this program.

Courses

  • EDA 782 - Issues and Practices in District Office Leadership (3 credits)
  • PPA 731 - Financial Management of State and Local Governments (3 credits)
  • PPA 735 - State and Local Public Finance (3 credits)
  • PPA 791 - Education Financial Administration (3 credits)
  • PPA 792 - Managing School District Non-Instructional Functions (3 credits)
  • EDA 762 - Leadership for Inclusive Schooling (3 credits, including field project)
  • EDA 752 - Leadership for Organizational and Institutional Development (3 credits, including field project)
    OR PPA 709 - Public Organization and Management (3 credits)
  • EDA 792 - Legal Basis of Education (3 credits)
  • EDA 735 - Human Resource Management in Public Education (3 credits)
  • PPA 723 - Managerial Economics for Public Administrators (or equivalent, 3 credits) **
  • PPA 722 - Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
    OR IDE 641 - Techniques in Educational Evaluation (3 credits)
  • EDA 899 - Internship Seminar in School District Business Leadership (4 credits)

** Candidates who have completed a college-level course in microeconomics with a grade of B or higher can take an economics waiver exam instead of taking PPA 723.