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Certificate in Educational Leadership

Coordinator of Leadership Programs: Audrey E. Wright, Ed. D.
Phone: 508-929-8594

Foundations: (15 credits) (Three credit hours may be in foundations relevant to initial licensure)

            ED 987  Social, political and cultural issues in education 3 credits
            ED 988  Contemporary Education: Brain & problem based
                         learning. 3 credits
            ED 989  Technology and educational leadership 3 credits
            EA 939  Action Research Project I 3 credits
            EA 940  Action Research Project II 3 credits
            Total Foundations: 15 credits

Option 1. Educational Leadership Track (Initial license): {39-42 hours}

This option is designed for the candidate who currently holds an earned Master of Education and is seeking a CAGS with initial licensure as an educational administrator. Candidate must have at least a current initial teaching license and a minimum of one year teaching under that initial license.

Candidate must also meet the following prerequisites:

1. Earned Master of Education or Master’s in Related Field - Minimum
    GPA 3.0

2. All graduate candidates seeking Massachusetts Educator Licensure
    must pass the Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Test
    for Educator Licensure (MTEL) exam, before formal acceptance to the
    degree program.

            EA 912  Foundations of Educational Administration
                        3 credit hours
            EA 924  Curriculum development and assessment 3 credit hours
            EA 918  School, family and community relations 3 credit hours
            (Can be substituted for Social political cultural in core)
EA 923  Law for administrators 3 credit hours
EA 915  School finance, management and administration
                         3 credit hours
ED 961  Educational supervision and evaluation 3 credit hours
EL 904  Instructional leadership of the elementary school OR
ES 900  Instructional leadership of the middle and secondary
                         school 3 credit hours
EA 950  Elem practicum experience in Ed. administration
                         4 credit hours
EA 951  MS practicum
EA 952  Sec practicum
EA 941  Research forum 2 credit hours

            Total Core credits 24 - 27 credit hours

            Total required hours under option I = 39-42 hours

Option II. Educational Leadership
(Foundations + Core + Electives = program total of 32 credits)

Candidate must meet the following prerequisites:

1. Earned Master of Education or Master’s in Related Field- Minimum
    GPA 3.0
2.  Possession of an Initial license in school administration
3.  Completion of a one-year induction program with a mentor.

          * EA 931    Administration of programs for children with special
                           needs 3 credits
          * NM 954   Ethics, professionalism, and leadership OR
            BA 962    Ethics and social responsibility of leadership
                           Pre-requisite: completion of 12 hours of foundation
                           3 credits
          * EA 941    Research Forum

Pre-requisites (completion of 27 hours in the program) 2 credits Students may select 9 credit hours from below, with the permission of the Program Coordinator

            EA 927  School Plant and Development 3 credits.
            ED 925  Communication and Interpersonal Skills OR
            BA 972  Motivation and Leadership Teams 3 credits
            NM 950 Unions and the Public Sector OR
            EA 933  Collective Bargaining Strategies 3 credits
            NM 951 Effective Grant Proposals and Fund Raising Strategies
                         3 credits
            BA 961 Organizational Development and Change OR
            EA 942 Systems Analysis and Strategies for Institutional Change
                        3 credits
            NM 940 Leadership Skills and Group Dynamics; OR
            BA 960  Leadership Theory and Skills 3 credits
            EA 920  School Business Management and Administration
                         3 credits
            ED 965  Principles of Curriculum Development OR
            ED 968  Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction 3 credits

            Total required hours: 15 Foundations, 8 core, and 9 elective.
             32 credits

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