The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Counseling Program is for licensed School Counselors seeking to enhance their expertise through professional development.
Massachusetts Department of Education licensed educators, administrators and professional support personnel are required to renew their professional (formerly "standard") stage licenses every five years. Individuals must engage in sustained professional development that strengthens their professional knowledge and skills as part of the recertification process. Licensed school counselors need between 120 and 150 professional development points (PDPs) to renew their primary licenses. Under the revised recertification regulations, one graduate credit is the equivalent of 22.5 PDPs.
Note: Interested professionals must submit a completed Counseling Programs application by October 1st for a spring semester admission or February 1st for a summer/fall semester admission.
For additional information, contact either:
Kelly Gym, Rm 104
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Last Modified: October 22, 2010