School Business Administrator

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DEGREE OFFERED

M.A. in Educational Administration
Option: School Business Administrator

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       June 1
Spring:  December 1
Summer:  May 15

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration for School Business Administrators option is designed to prepare individuals for the position of School Business Administrator. 

Completion of this program satisfies the degree requirements for New Jersey certification as a school business administrator, providing all other State certification requirements are met. The program offered by Kean University has been approved by the State. Under the requirements, in addition to possession of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a recognized field of administration, a certificate of eligibility will be granted by the State only when the candidate obtains and completes a State-approved mentorship in a local district.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores*
    * Waiver of the standardized GRE or MAT exam can be granted based on the successful completion of a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  The date the master’s degree is conferred must be prior to the application deadline.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits
  • Teaching experience desirable but not necessary
  • Culmination experience in the form of field experience
  • Comprehensive examination

FOUNDATION COURSES - 6 CREDITS

EL 5606

School Supervision and Organizational Theory

3 credits

EL 5541

Computer Applications in Educational Administration

3 credits

ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT - 21 CREDITS

EL 5502

Public School Administration I

3 credits

EL 5503

Public School Administration II

3 credits

EL 5520

Management of Educational Finance

3 credits

EL 5521

School Business Management and Accounting

3 credits

EL 5530

School Building Planning

3 credits

EL 5551

Basic School Law and Policy

3 credits

PA 5040

Public Budgeting and Financial Management

3 credits

FIELD STUDY - 6 CREDITS

EL 5813

Clinical Practicum in Administration and Supervision I

3 credits

EL 5814

Clinical Practicum in Administration and Supervision II

3 credits

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

Program Mission and SLOs

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. STEVEN LOCASCIO
East Campus, 205
T. 908.737.5977
locascst@kean.edu

 

Updated 10/28/14