| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education Leadership
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership program at Worcester State University further develops your expertise in school leadership and administration and prepares you for the unique challenges of being an administrator in Massachusetts’ public schools. Our convenient program is designed for working professionals who have earned a master’s degree in education or a related field and have an initial administrator license.In both in-person and online classes taught by current and recent school administrators, you’ll gain valuable insight into an administrator’s role in today’s diverse public schools, and you’ll also make important connections with other school leaders. What’s more, you’ll engage in problem-based learning activities that allow you to learn by doing—and help you to realize the importance of teamwork in a school setting. In fact, your studies culminate in a team action research project, for which you’ll collaborate with your WSU peers and present your findings to your colleagues and WSU faculty. Graduates of our CAGS program are well-prepared to be highly effective school leaders. While many find great success as administrators in schools across the state, others go on to pursue rewarding careers as adjunct professors in education at colleges and universities.
In addition to the general admission requirements, candidates must meet the following prerequisites:
Foundation Courses (15 credits)Three credit hours may be in foundations relevant to initial licensure.
Core Courses (8 credits)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Students may select 9 credit hours from the list below, with the permission of the program coordinator:
Total Requirements: 32 Credits
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