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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership


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Program Director: Marie Galinski, Ed.D.

 

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S) program in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals who are seeking a leadership role in schools or related institutions.

Candidates who are currently working as administrators in schools may want to align their administrative skills with the new Educator Evaluation System. For those who plan to prepare for top-level positions in educational administration, the program serves as a foundation for further graduate study.

All students in the program enroll in core courses providing a comprehensive view of educational leadership and in a capstone involving field-based work or research. Within this common framework, students specialize through their field-based experiences in preparing for roles as teacher leader, department head, lead teacher, or curriculum coordinator. The core includes classes in advanced leadership and policy, collaborative leadership, school law, and school, family and community partnerships. For those students seeking more specialized courses, the program offers additional courses in school finance and operations, supervision and evaluation, supervision of instruction for English Language Learners, and how to use data for school improvement.

There are three concentrations available in the C.A.G.S. program:

  • Principal/Assistant Principal Licensure (K-6, 5-8, 9-12)
  • Leadership, Non-Licensure
  • School Counseling, Non-Licensure

The C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership is a 36-credit program.

 

Admission Requirements

The C.A.G.S. is an advanced degree, and has the following application requirements, which may differ from the master’s level application.

  • Completed online application.
  • Current resume/CV that demonstrates three years employment as a teacher, administrator, or supervisor in a public, private, or higher education setting.
  • Final transcript that demonstrates the receipt of a master’s degree in education or an educational related field.
  • Two letters of reference from a supervisor in the education field who can speak to the candidate’s professionalism, leadership, and ability to be successful in an advanced degree program.
  • Personal statement that answers the question:
    • Principal/Assistant Principal Licensure candidates: “What does principal leadership require in the 21st century? (500-1000 words)
    • Non-Licensure candidates: “What does it mean to be an educational leader in the 21st century?” (500-1000 words)

Principal/Assistant Principal, with Licensure

 

Core Requirements

CME 525G

School, Family and Community Partnerships

4

ED 646G

Transformational and Collaborative Leadership

4

ED 647G

Leadership Through a Vision of School Improvement

4

ED 648G

Leadership in Observing, Assessing, and Supporting Teacher Effectiveness

4

ED 652G

Innovative Leadership: Project-based Research (Capstone)

4

 

Electives

ED 576G

Education Law and Policy

4

ED 607G

Advanced Leadership and Policy in Education

4

ED 645G

School Finance and Operations

4

ED 649G

Instructional Leadership for Diverse Learners

4

 


Leadership, Non-Licensure

 

Core Requirements

CME 525G

School, Family and Community Partnerships

4

ED 567G

Education Law and Policy

4

ED 607G

Advanced Leadership and Policy in Education

4

ED 646G

Transformation and Collaborative Leadership 

4

ED 652G

Innovative Leadership: Project-based Research (Capstone)

4

                             

Electives

ED 645G

School Finance and Operations

4

ED 647G

Leadership Through a Vision of School Improvement

4

ED 648G

Leadership in Observing, Assessing, and Supporting Teacher Effectiveness

4

ED 649G

Instructional Leadership for Diverse Learners

4

Students in the non-licensure track may select from the above courses as complimentary courses to the core program components, or may choose electives from other graduate programs in the School of Education & Social Policy.  (K-12 Teacher Education; Higher Education; Community Engagement; School Counseling; Criminology & Criminal Justice)

 


School Counseling, Non-Licensure

 

Core Requirements

ED 576G

Education Law and Policy

4

ED 607G

Advanced Leadership and Policy in Education

4

ED 646G

Transformational and Collaborative Leadership

4

CME 525G

School, Family and Community Partnerships

4

ED 652G

Innovative Leadership: Project-based Research (Capstone)

4

 

Electives

SC 6000G

Career and College Counseling

4

SC 6020G

Research and Leadership in School Counseling

4

Elective 1

Clinical Mental Health Counseling elective

4

Elective 2

Clinical Mental Health Counseling elective

4

The School Counseling Concentration integrates advanced education leadership course work with rigorous counseling, research and practice in the field of social/emotional learning, student support systems, therapeutic counseling techniques and college/career readiness. Students in the School Counseling track will select two additional electives in consultation with their advisor.

 


Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) Preparation

The PAL preparation program is a non-degree, credit-bearing program designed for professionals who are seeking an administrative license. The program consists of four courses tightly aligned to each of the PAL Tasks and culminates in a capstone to finalize PAL submissions and document internship hours required for licensure. This hybrid program is designed to be completed in one academic year.

 

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years’ work experience as a teacher or administrator
  • Currently working in a K-12 school in Massachusetts under a licensed Massachusetts administrator

 

Required Courses

CME 525G

School, Family and Community Partnerships

4

ED 646G

Transformational and Collaborative Leadership

4

ED 647G

Leadership Through a Vision of School Improvement

4

ED 648G

Leadership in Observing, Assessing, and Supporting Teacher Effectiveness

4

ED 652G

Innovative Leadership: Project-based Research (Capstone)

4

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