ACADEMICS

  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)- Educational Leadership 

    Coordinator of Leadership Programs: Dr. Audrey E. Wright

    Phone: 508-929-8594
    Email:
    awright1@worcester.edu 

    CAGS Educational Leadership
    (Foundations + Core + Electives = program total of 32 credits)
    Candidate must meet the following prerequisites:
    1. Earned Master of Education or Master’s in Related Field- Minimum GPA 3.0
    2. Possession of an Initial license in school administration
    3. Completion of a one-year induction program with a mentor.
    Foundations: (15 credits) (Three credit hours may be in foundations relevant to initial licensure)
    • ED 987 Social, political and cultural issues in education 3 credits
    • ED 988 Brain Based Learning 3 credits
    • ED 989 Technology and educational leadership 3 credits
    • EA 939 Action Research Project I 3 credits
    • EA 940 Action Research Project II 3 credits 
        Total Foundations: 15 credits 
    • * EA 931 Administration of programs for children with special needs 3 credits
    • * NM 954 Ethics, professionalism, and leadership OR
    • BA 962 Ethics and social responsibility of leadership
    • Pre-requisite: completion of 12 hours of foundation 3 credits
    • * EA 941 Research Forum
    • Pre-requisites (completion of 27 hours in the program) 2 credits
    Students may select 9 credit hours from below, with the permission of the Program Coordinator 
    • EA 927 School Plant and Development 3 credits
    • ED 925 Communication and Interpersonal Skills OR
    • BA 972 Motivation and Leadership Teams 3 credits
    • NM 950 Unions and the Public Sector OR
    • EA 933 Collective Bargaining Strategies 3 credits
    • NM 951 Effective Grant Proposals and Fund Raising Strategies 3 credits
    • BA 961 Organizational Development and Change OR
    • EA 942 Systems Analysis and Strategies for Institutional Change 3 credits
    • NM 940 Leadership Skills and Group Dynamics; OR
    • BA 960 Leadership Theory and Skills 3 credits
    • EA 920 School Business Management and Administration 3 credits
    • ED 965 Principles of Curriculum Development OR
    • ED 968 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction 3 credits

    Total required hours: 15 Foundations, 8 core, and 9 elective. 32 credits