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Principal Licensure Program
The Curry College Principal 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.
Students who are accepted in the upcoming cohort that begins September 2014 at our Milton campus are eligible to receive tuition support that covers up to 50% of the program cost. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded Curry College a grant, recognizing the Principal Licensure Program as a model that helps address principal shortages in Massachusetts. The DESE grant provides tuition support for the Milton 2014 cohort only.
Tuition Support Available
Accelerated Licensure Certificate
Our 14-month program will prepare candidates for Principal/Assistant Principal Licensure (Pre-K-6; 5-8; 9-12).
The 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 their practicum. Candidates' performance and learning outcomes are assessed against both practical and theoretical research-based criteria, including the most recent Massachusetts standards and evaluative instruments, to ensure the close alignment of theory and practice.
School District Partners Identify and Support Their Selected Candidates
To be eligible to participate, candidates must be endorsed by their school district. Thoroughout their practicum, candidates will be paired with an experienced administrator from their district who will serve in a mentor role.
Convenient Schedule and Blended Format
Classes are scheduled one evening a week and are delivered in a blended model - a blend of in-person discussions and online activities - to best meet the needs of busy professionals.
Theory and Practice
The Curry College Principal Licensure Program combines theory and practice through its practicum-linked assignments. Coursework and practicum include:
- Change theory
- Curriculum and instruction leadership
- Data-driven assessment and planning
- Teacher recruitment, supervision and evaluation
- Law and policy
- Community engagement
- Successful school culture strategies
EDL 7010: Theory and Practice of Leadership
EDL 7020: Leadership in Teaching and Learning
EDL 7030: Human Resources, Operational Systems, and School-Based Budgeting
EDL 7040: Community and Family Engagement
EDL 7050: Education Law, Ethics, and Policies
EDL 7060: Sheltered English Immersion for Administrators - 1 credit
EDL 7150: Getting Started: Pre-Practicum in Educational Leadership - 1 credit (50 hours minimum)
EDL 7160: Practicum in Educational Leadership - 6 credits (500 hours minimum)
All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted
Interested in learning more? Read the Program Prospectus.
Attend an Information Session to learn more
Plan to attend one of our Information Sessions to learn more about the program and to meet the program faculty and staff: Contact us at 617-333-2364 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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