Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure) (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study – CAGS)
Bridgewater State University’s long history of close collaboration with regional school systems and its tradition of leadership in areas such as special education, literacy education, teacher mentoring and professional development contribute to the depth and strength of its educational leadership programs.
The CAGS in Educational Leadership programs offers:
- Diverse faculty with extensive teaching and administrative experience, as well as ongoing participation in educational research, scholarly publication and professional organizations
- Accommodating schedules,including Friday evening and Saturday courses during the academic year, and four-week intensive courses during the summer
- Prepractica and practica opportunities, enabling close collaboration with students from other programs within the College of Education and Allied Studies
- Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
- Benefits of a state institution that has been training teachers for more than 170 years
- Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out
Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. T.C. Mattocks
Program email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online application - A completed and $50 application fee
- Master's Degree - A Master's degree from an accredited college or university
- Resume - A resumé which demonstrates the applicant’s potential for leadership and academic achievement as evidenced by activities during his or her professional career or undergraduate studies
- Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
- Letters of Recommendation - Three letters of recommendation (one from a supervisor)
- GPA - A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
- MTEL or GRE - A qualifying score on the Communications and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Personal Statement - Prepare a brief, but careful statement on the candidate's philosophy of educational leadership and school reform
EDLE 601 - Ed Leadership and School Reform
EDLE 669 - Concepts and Cases in School Law
EDLE 674 - Designing and Evaluating the School/District Professional Learning Community
EDLE 676 - Managing Resources: Human, Financial, Facilities
EDLE 579 - Education of Diverse Populations: SEI
EDLE 672 - Technology for School Administrators
EDLE 675 - Research Issues
EDLE 677 - Systems Planning
EDLE 678 - Curriculum Development
EDLE 681 - CAGS Extern
Total Minimum Credits: 30
Ian Barkon is a music educator with a passion not just for music but for teaching and learning. Prior to starting the Educational Leadership program, he looked at several programs, and Bridgewater had the courses hew was looking for.
Phyllis Gimbel joined the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership as an educational leader herself. A former teacher and principal, she respects the future academic leaders she trains just as she once did her students in French and Spanish: “I learn as much from my graduate students as I have learned anywhere else.”
The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews. For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page
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Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.
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