The Massachusetts Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education (DESE) changed the professional standard regulations for
school administrator licensure, and these changes become effective July 1, 2013.
Candidates interested in pursuing administrator licensure should contact the
Secondary Education/Professional Programs office for new program information
firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-531-1320.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates admitted to the
program prior to spring 2013, who will complete all licensure requirements by
December 2013, will still be licensed under the old regulations. Candidates who
start this program January 2013 or later are subject to the new regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When can I register
for LEAD/MED/CAGS courses?
Any semester (fall, spring, summer)
- Are there any pre-requisite
EDLE 510 Seminar on Educational Leadership is a pre-requisite for all
MED and LEAD-PB courses, and EDLE 670 Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
Seminar is a pre-requisite for all CAGS and LEAD-PM courses.
- Is there a recommended
sequence of courses?
Two courses are recommended per semester including the summer. Initial
courses by program are:
LEAD-PB EDLE 510 and EDLE 569
LEAD-PM EDLE 670
and EDLE 669
MED EDLE 510 and EDLE
CAGS EDLE 670 and EDLE 675
As students seeking licensure in the State of Massachusetts complete the
pre-practicum courses (EDLE 510/670, EDLE 569/669, EDLE 578/678, EDLE
564/664 OR EDLE 565/665), they are to contact the program coordinator to set
up their practicum schedule, or send an email request to
Students will be assigned a college supervisor who will supervise a 6-credit
practicum in the student's place of employment or another educational
setting of their choosing. The practicum extends over two semesters (LEAD
students complete practicum in one semester).
- Do I have to do
Internship/Practicum as part of my program?
If you are seeking licensure, you must complete an internship or practicum
- What is the CAGS
The CAGS Extern course (EDLE 681) is the culminating course where students
work independently on their Leadership Projects. You must complete the
leadership project and present your findings in your oral comprehensive
exam to conclude your CAGS program.
- How long is an
An internship/practicum is completed over a full year (fall and spring
semesters – 3 credits per semester) with a total of 350 hours in
your school site being supervised by a practitioner in the area that you
are seeking licensure and a college supervisor. Candidates in the LEAD
program or candidates who are currently employed as school administrators
are required to complete their practicum in one semester (6 credits).
- What do you do during
A set of national competencies are documented during the
internship/practicum. They can be found on this site and the Massachusetts
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and NCATE Web Site.
- What is the cost of
The cost of a 3 credit graduate class on campus is currently $1024.14 (Fall
2011). This cost is subject to change. Please contact the
on graduate tuition at (508) 531-1225.
Last Modified: January 16, 2013