Curry College has created a completely new design for its proposed leadership preparation program.…[Curry’s] highly commendable examples of course and key assessments are a credit to the design team. They reflect real life, practical applications requiring candidates to merge theory into practice throughout the entire year.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Summer 2013

Principal and Supervisor Licensure Program

The Curry College Principal and Supervisor Licensure Program is a unique training opportunity for aspiring school administrators. The program focuses on linking best practice with theory to achieve measurable, real-world performance goals.



Our program will prepare candidates for one of the following leadership roles:
· Principal/Assistant Principal Licensure (Pre-K-6; 5-8; 9-12), or
· Special Education Administrator (all levels), or
· Supervisor/Director (level depends on prerequisite license)

One-Year Intensive Licensure Program

Our program provides 550-hour Pre-practicum/Practicum supported by relevant coursework. Course assignments will require candidates to assume specific responsibilities in the school where they work as part of the Practicum. These responsibilities will be assessed against both practical and theoretical research-based criteria, including the most recent Massachusetts standards and evaluative instruments, to ensure that theory and practice are closely aligned.

School District Partners Identify and Support Their Selected Candidates

Curry College developed this program in collaboration with a core group of participating districts. Candidates will be nominated by their home district based on their success in their current position and leadership potential. Candidates will be paired with an experienced administrator who will serve in a mentor role.

Convenient Schedule and Hybrid Format

Classes are scheduled one evening a week and are delivered in a hybrid format - a blend of in-person discussions and online activities - to best meet the needs of busy professionals.

State-Approved Program

Curry's Principal and Supervisor Licensure Program has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


"I learned more about education in one year than I have in the last eight. "
-Kyle Shaw, Vice Principal, Jacobs Elementary School, Hull, MA.

"At Curry, we were given the ability to grow as leaders with the guidance of seasoned professionals.  The experience was both rewarding and fulfilling.  It has created opportunities and given me a new perspective that has prepared me to take on any leadership role with confidence.  I have learned many new things about myself, my colleagues and the leaders in my district that has already affected my practice.   This program has made a positive impact on me personally and professionally. "
-Mary Ann Bryan, ELL Coordinator, Weymouth Public Schools

"I felt very prepared for the interview and for the job!"
- Tracy Riordan, Vice Principal, Cole and Vinal Schools - Norwell, MA.

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Milton Campus: 617-333-2364
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