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The Curry College Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is represented by a principal in his school

Would you like to pursue a CAGS?

The Curry College CAGS continues the journey of those educators who have already completed field and coursework to address the 2021 DESE standards for administrative licensure.

Why earn a CAGS?

  • Offers in-depth study in your field on contemporary issues.
  • Gain an advanced credential in your profession.
  • In most school districts, a financial benefit is available.
  • Allows you to connect with peers in your field.
  • Advances your professional development.

Connect with an Advisor

Our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

CAGS Program Information

Curry College is pleased to offer a 10% tuition discount when two candidates from the same district or agency enroll in the CAGS Program.  A 20% tuition discount will be provided when three or more candidates from the same district/agency enroll in the CAGS Program.

Benefits of the Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership (CAGS) program:

  • Courses focus on contemporary, relevant issues which today's school leaders face on a regular basis.
  • Convenient Online Schedule - Classes are scheduled one evening a week and are delivered in a synchronous online format to best meet the needs of busy professionals.
  • State-Approved Program - Curry's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


The CAGS schedule consists of Online Synchronous Classes with cohorts starting every January.

CAGS can be completed in as few as two semesters.


Semester I: 7-Week Session
EDL 7070: Trends in Twenty-first Century Education* (3 credits)

Semester II: 8-Week Session
EDL 7080: Diversity and Balance* (3 credits)
EDL 7090: Planning for Success as a School Leader* (3 credits)

Semester III: 8-Week Session
EDL 7170: Data Analysis, Planning and Action Research* (4 credits)

*Denotes courses open for professional development opportunities for administrators who are not seeking a CAGS but are interested in earning graduate credit.

Tuition and Discounts:

Tuition for the series of four courses is $7,241. A 10% tuition discount is available when two candidates from the same district or agency enroll in the program and a 20% tuition discount when three or more students attend. An Alumni rate is also available - limit one discount per student.

Get Started: Apply Today

We're excited you're considering one of Curry's high-quality advanced learning programs. We look forward to helping you reach your career goals.