The Educational Administration program’s goals are to provide practical and theoretical experiences and knowledge by focusing on Eight Leadership Tenets that examine the beliefs and values that impact learning; culturally sustaining practices to promote inclusive and equitable instruction for all; and supporting students in developing a portfolio of evidence reflecting skills and practices in leadership.
Why Apply to University of Massachusetts Boston’s Educational Administration MEd/CAGS Program?
All students in the program enroll in core courses providing a comprehensive view of educational leadership and in a practicum/internship involving supervised work in the field. Within this common framework, students specialize through their practicum/internship experiences in preparing for leadership roles in schools and community organizations. The core classes include topics such as leadership, organizations and change, curriculum, personnel, school law, budgeting, multicultural perspectives in education, and how to use data for school improvement – all within a social justice framework.
The program uses a cohort model and accepts students once a year, in the spring, to begin their studies in September. Thirty-six graduate credits are required to complete this program.
Candidates take three courses each semester for two years, in addition to two courses in the intervening summer. Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate the educational practitioner. A typical semester schedule might include two content courses and one practicum/internship course. Summer courses are usually held for three weeks at the end of July and the beginning of August.
Examples of positions our graduates have held or currently hold:
- Assistant Principal/Principal
- Director of Instruction
- Principal Leader
- Program Director
- Director of Special Education
- Curriculum Coordinator
- Assistant Dean of Students
- Senior Director of Teacher Development Initiatives
- Coordinator of Access and Equity in the Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
- Preschool Director
- Organizational Analysis & Change
- Personnel, Administration, Supervision, and Evaluation
- Curriculum Theories and Trends in Education for Social Justice
- Social Justice and Anti-Racist Education Leadership
- Advanced Seminar in Supervision
- Culturally Responsive & Anti-Racist Leadership
- 24 months
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- At the time of enrollment, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing or an international equivalent.
- An undergraduate grade point average at the time of graduation of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or international equivalent) or discipline specific GPA calculation, as evidenced by an official transcript.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A résumé that documents two or more years of work experience as an educator or in the field of education.
- Statement of purpose. The statement of purpose is your opportunity to show the graduate admissions committee why you wish to pursue graduate study in this program, as well as your specific interests and goals.
- Submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (optional).
International36880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
National36880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State18894 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.
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