Prepares you to meet the Massachusetts Professional Standards and Indicators for Administrative Leadership and you can choose one of the suggested concentrations, or develop your own pathway with electives of your choice.
Discover the skills and competencies necessary for becoming effective educational leaders
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management program prepares you to meet the Massachusetts Professional Standards and Indicators for Administrative Leadership and allows for flexibility in the pursuit for certification. The program offers courses and experience that equip school administrators with the skills and competencies necessary for becoming effective educational leaders in the areas of principal/assistant principal, special education, curriculum leadership, and online learning. This program is an interdepartmental program. While this program does not result in administrative licensure endorsement, the university will provide information and assistance for any candidates wishing to pursue administrative licensure on their own.
While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
Degrees and Other Information
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:
- An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Copy of initial or professional teaching license
- Passing scores for the Communications and Literacy subtest of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
- A minimum of three years teaching experience under an initial or professional license (for licensure candidates)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Professional resume
- Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
- Graduate application and fee
- An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
- Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
- What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
- Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.
- Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
- What did you do in that particular situation?
- How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
- How do you feel about the situation now?
- What would you change, if anything?