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Educational Leadership

Thank you for your interest in the Educational Leadership programs offered at Bridgewater State University.  Please explore the information below for additional details on our individual programs.

Postbaccalaureate Licensure in Educational Leadership

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The postbaccalaureate program in Educational Leadership is designed for educators and other professionals with leadership experience who have a Bachelor’s degree and wish to be licensed as school administrators (PreK-12).

Courses completed in the Postbaccalaureate in Educational Leadership program may be transferred into the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program after additional admission requirements to the Master’s program have been met.

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Postmaster's Licensure in Educational Leadership

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The postmaster’s program in Educational Leadership is designed for educators and other professionals with leadership experience who have earned a Master’s degree in education or a related field and wish to be licensed as school administrators (PreK-12).

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Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, Initial Licensure

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The Master of Education degree (MEd) in Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare students with a Bachelor’s degree for the following positions in school administration:

  • School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6)
  • School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8)
  • School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12)
  • School Business Administrator (all levels)
  • Supervisor/Director (all levels)

These programs have been approved for licensure purposes by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This includes licensure reciprocity with signatory states under the Interstate Certification Compact.

Upon completion of their program option, students seeking Massachusetts licensure must possess an appropriate Massachusetts initial license and have had three years of employment in the role covered by that license, except where not required by licensure regulation

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Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership, Non-licensure

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The Master of Education degree (MEd) in Educational Leadership Non-Licensure program is designed for professionals in education or related fields with a Bachelor’s degree seeking further study in leadership for career growth.

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Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership, Initial Licensure

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The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare students with a Master's degree for the following positions in school administration:

  • School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6)
  • School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8)
  • School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12)
  • School Business Administrator (all levels)
  • Supervisor/Director (all levels)
  • Special Education Administrator (all levels)
  • Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels)

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Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership, Non-licensure

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Graduate students who hold a master’s degree in education or related field and who are seeking further study in educational leadership may pursue the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program and initial licensure in school administration. This program is designed to enable the student to:

  • Take educational initiatives by encouraging innovation, planning and implementing strategic change and having the self-confidence to be a risk-taker
  • Analyze and prioritize problems by acquiring and interpreting key information and by resisting premature judgments
  • Build and maintain teams for continuous improvement of teaching and learning by communicating expectations and by developing and empowering others
  • Expand learning opportunities for all constituencies by having and advocating a need to be a lifelong learner

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