Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement for candidates holding an existing EdD/PhD in Educational Leadership – 30 Hours

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Candidates must complete the following curriculum:

  • EDL 6130 – School Evaluation and Change
    This course examines all aspects of the school program and curricular evaluation processes to school improvement as well as change processes and interventions.  This class is highly interactive requiring thoughtful and engaging dialogue and the ability to reflect on the impact of change within personal and institutional settings. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; SBMI 1, 2, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19; field experiences include a school Needs Assessment, Data Collection, Action Plan, Refection

  • EDL 6211 – Principles of School Business Management
    This course examines all aspects of school business management to include finance, human resources and auxiliary services.  Students will explore the effect of resource management on protected classes such as low income, special education and ELL students.  Lastly, the course will explore the effect of resource management on student achievement. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; SBMI 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 19, 22, 23; Capstone Project -  Analysis of Auxiliary Service Delivery Models; Reflection Paper - The Impact of Resource Management on Student Performance 
  • EDL 6510 – School Fund Accounting and Budgeting
    This examines all aspects of school business management accounting and budgeting,  Integrity and competence are demonstrated as candidates show their understanding of the basic concepts and best practices related to school fund accounting and budgeting including legal and ethical considerations. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; SBMI 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 15,17,20 ; field experience includes a Resource Allocation Interview with a district administrator.
  • EDL 6520 – School Finance Law
    This course examines the legal framework for school finance law.  Case law will be examined and applied to legal problems that confront chief school business officials. Students will explore the effect of school finance legal decisions on protected classes such as low income, special education and ELL students.  Lastly, the course will explore the effect of school finance legal decisions on student achievement. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; SBMI 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 21; field experiences include Screening, Interviewing and Selection Process; Capstone project –Legal Case Analysis

  • EDL 6986 – Internship in School Business Management I
    This required 16-week internship course in the Chief School Business Official’s Endorsement program supports the development of servant-leaders in public schools. Integrity and competence are demonstrated as candidates show their understanding of the basic concepts and best practices related to school business management.  Competency is demonstrated through the completion of case studies addressing issues related to policy, application of school business management principles, and diversity. Creativity is expressed in thoughtful approaches to case studies and the application of field experiences to the school setting. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; Clinical experience: Business Management Policy Project; Internship Matrix/Time Logs/Reflection Paper
  • EDL 6987 – Internship in School Business Management II
    This required 16-week internship course in the Chief School Business Official’s Endorsement program supports the development of servant-leaders in public schools. Integrity and competence are demonstrated as candidates show their understanding of the basic concepts and best practices related to school business management.  Competency is demonstrated through the completion of case studies addressing issues related to policy, application of school business management principles, and diversity. Creativity is expressed in thoughtful approaches to case studies and the application of field experiences to the school setting. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; Special Education, ELL and Reading Coordinator Interviews; Business Management Capstone Project; Internship Matrix/Time Logs/Reflection Paper
  • EDL 7110 – Strategies of Educational Leadership
    This course is an analysis and examination of leadership theories and practices that promote instructional leadership emphasizing parent, staff and community collaborations for effective teaching and learning. ISLLC 1; 2; 4; 5; ELCC, 1; 2; 4; 5 6; SBMI:  1, 2, 4, 9 field experience: develop a one-year Professional Development Plan.  - Plan and a Reflection Paper
  • EDL 7120 – Research Based Decision Making
    This course examines  research in support of decision-making.  An analysis of current research and techniques to utilize research to support data analysis and application to change processes in the organization. ISSLC 1, 2, 3; ELCC 1, 2, 3; SBMI: 2, 3, 6, 17, 18 field experience: candidates choose a topic of interest and relevance in their work in schools.  They write an empirical question (one that can be measured) and supporting questions that will guide their inquiry. This assignment is the major Case Study Paper that is the culminating project for this course.  – Research topic and a Reflection Paper

  • EDL 7220 – HR Administration and Bargaining
    This course provides students working in professional settings opportunities to research, practice problem solving and leadership skills as applied to human resource issues.  People, and the knowledge and skills they bring to the organization, are an organization’s most important asset.  Students will examine their own style and vision as it fits into the global issue of human resource planning, recruitment, selection, placement, development, appraisal, legal issues and human relations. ISSLC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; ELCC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; SBMI: 2, 4, 9, 10, 11 field experience: Describe your district’s process for screening, interviewing, and selecting new staff.  What, if any, differences are there in the processes for hiring teaching versus non-teaching staff.  Write a two to three page paper summarizing your topic.  Use the text and outside sources to highlight best practices in the process.  Plan and a Reflection Paper

  • EDL 7310 – Organization and Community Partnerships
    This course examines the nature of organizational thought, behavior, development, and change in order to build effective community outreach and partnerships. Topics explored include organizational development and behavior, systems theory, leadership, organizational and community culture, climate, political structures, community groups and other influencing factors, which impact organizational decision-making. ISLLC 1; 2; 4; 5; 6  ELCC, 1; 2, 4; 5, 6; SBMI 1, 2, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19 field experience: develop a school community partnership assessment. The final project will require candidates to read and review Duffy’s Mastering Awareness: One Key to Effective Leadership for Transforming School Systems  and apply its theoretical underpinnings for purposes of examining and discussing the interplay between a school/district and the external environment ( community partnerships/relationships).  - Plan and a Reflection Paper

 

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