• Master of Education in
    School Leadership and Administration

    The Master of Education in Leadership and Administration is designed to prepare future school administrators for the complexities of the position within the dynamics of a rapidly changing society. The program is designed to meet Massachusetts Department of Education Initial Licensure requirements for Principals/Assistant Principals or Supervisors/Directors.
    In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants for admission to the Master of Education in Leadership & Administration must have completed a baccalaureate degree program at an accredited institution. To be considered for admission, applicants must possess an initial or professional teaching license in an area other than administration and have been teaching for at least two years. As an alternate route, students who are not currently teaching but who wish to apply for the leadership and administration license must demonstrate completion of at least three full years of employment in an executive management/leadership role. This option can only be used with the approval of the program coordinator (documentation required).

    To apply for consideration, applicants must provide the following:

    • Graduate School application
    • Essay explaining why the applicant is interested in becoming a school administrator, addressing the four professional standards for administrative leadership
    • Copy of a Massachusetts initial or professional teaching license
    • Minimum of at least two years of teaching experience; at least three years of teaching experience is required to earn the license
    • Official transcripts of all college-level work, both undergraduate and graduate
    • Official GRE or MAT scores (waived with evidence of an existing advanced degree or passing of appropriate MTELs)
    • Evidence of passing scores on the Communication and Literacy MTEL exam
    • Three letters of reference from professionals who can speak to the applicant’s promise of becoming an effective school administrator, including a letter of support from a school district administrator (Download the M.Ed. in Leadership Letter of Recommendation Form.)

    Application Deadlines
    The Master of Education in Leadership and Administration program will begin each fall semester. Completed applications received by June 15 will be reviewed for admissions decisions prior to the September start.  

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