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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

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The C.A.G.S. in Education program prepares school and district educational leaders who foster learning in all students, make collaborative decisions based on evidence, build and sustain communities of practice, and engage families and communities in the life and work of the school, and whose knowledge of policies, law, and practice help ensure a safe, ethical and productive educational workplace. The nationally accredited program uses a cohort model and structured collaborative learning. Students will design and develop an action research project based on a problem arising from their own practice and rehearse leadership tasks in real-school settings throughout the program, culminating in a two-semester practicum with support seminar. Students may pursue licensure as a school principal/assistant principal or district-level supervisor-director.


A copy of educator license

Official M.A. or M.Ed. transcript from an accredited institution with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher

A letter of support from a supervising principal or other supervising district administrator

A statement from the proposed cooperating practitioner (school administrator) confirming his or her three years of employment under an initial license as a school principal

Choose one of the following practicums:

Total Credits: 39

Additional Information and Notes

Candidates for initial licensure must take and pass all required sections of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure prior to entering the practicum.

Please note that course

  or   is approved as Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement for Administrators and is required for endorsement for the principal or supervisor-director license.

This program is currently pending Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approval.

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