Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure), MEd
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.
- 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 175 years
- Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state
Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert McManus
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- Online application - A completed and $50 application fee
- 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 2.75 based upon four years of coursework or 3.0 based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
- 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
EDLE 501 - Intro to Ed Leadership and School Reform
EDLE 511 - Educational Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
EDLE 530 - Research Applications
EDLE 541 - Managing Human & Financial Resources
EDLE 547 - Designing the School/District Professional Learning Community
EDLE 569 - Legal Aspects of School Administration
EDLE 572 - Technology for School Administrators
EDLE 578 - Curriculum Improvement
EDLE 579 - Education of Diverse Populations: SEI
One course (three credits) in electives from any 500-level graduate course offered in the College of Education and Allied Studies, as approved by the program advisor
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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