Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement

The Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement is taught in an online mode of delivery which requires the completion of 34 semester hours of course work, including 28 hours of EDL courses and three semesters (two credit hours each) of internship experiences.1

EDL 541Educational Research Methods 24
EDL 543Assessment for Learning 24
EDL 579Collective and Interest-based Bargaining2
EDL 582Political Action And Advocacy2
EDL 603Advanced Seminar on Law and Public Policy4
EDL 605Research in Educational Leadership (on-campus) 24
EDL 611Superintendent as Instructional Leader (on-campus) 24
EDL 612Management of Educational Funds and Facilities4
EDL 621Superintendent and Central Staff/Personnel Management4
EDL 626Clinical Experiences/Internship I2
EDL 627Clinical Experiences/Internship II2
EDL 628Clinical Experiences/Internship III2
EDL 635Organizational Theory and Leadership4
EDL 640Business Application Revenues4
EDL 645Business Application Expenditures4
Total Hours34
1

 Candidates must take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for Illinois entitlement.

2

If students are lacking in fundamentals because their master’s degree was not in education (research or curriculum), they may be asked to make up for these deficiencies.