School Business Administrator
The Department of Administrative Leadership offers a School Business Administrator program for students interested in either a master's degree and/or DPI licensure.
Students seeking a master's degree must complete 33 credits - all of the courses below.
Students who already have a master's degree and are pursuing School Business Administrator licensure may be able to use previous course work to substitute for required courses. All electives or course substitutions must be approved by an advisor.
Upon completion of coursework required for licensure, all applicants must complete and submit for review an electronic portfolio.
Program of Study
Common Core (18 credits)
|AD LDSP 702
||Leadership in Educational Organizations
|AD LDSP 710||Organizational Change and Team Leadership||3|
|AD LDSP 732||The Politics of Education||3|
|AD LDSP 752||School Law||3|
|AD LDSP 762||Management of Educational Resources||3|
Area of Specialization (15 credits)
|AD LDSP 800||Administration of the School Plant
|AD LDSP 812||Educational Personnel Administration & Supervision||3|
|AD LDSP 862||School Finance||3|
|BUS ADM 703||Financial Accounting||3|
||Accounting Analysis and Control
|AD LDSP 750||Internship in Administrative Leadership||3|
The program is 33 credits total. Each course is 3 credits.
Applicants seeking licensure who already hold a Master's Degree are not required to complete a second graduate degree. They may register for all of the required course work as Non Degree Candidates (NDC) and be recommended for the appropriate license upon its successful completion. Work completed prior to beginning certification at UWM may be applied toward certification requirements as appropriate. There is no grade-point average admission requirement for NDC status.
Completion of the Master's Degree in the Department of Administrative Leadership will meet Wisconsin academic requirements for certification as Principal, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, Director of Instruction, or School Business Administrator only if the program includes the specific courses required by the Certification Code. Completion of the Specialist certificate will meet Wisconsin academic requirements for certification as a superintendent only if the program includes specific courses required by the certification code. If certification is a goal, advisors must be notified in order to insure that all required course work is included in a program.