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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 2012 DESE standards for administrative licensure.

Program Highlights

  • Courses focus on contemporary, relevant issues which today's school leaders face on a regular basis.
  • 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.
  • CAGS can be completed in as few as two semesters.
  • 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.

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.


GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

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.

Summer 2018 Program Curriculum - Milton Campus:

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 7070: Trends in 21st Century Education
EDL 7080: Diversity and Balance
EDL 7090: Teacher/Staff Quality through Differentiated Supervision
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)
EDL 7170: Data Analysis, Planning and Action Research - 4 credits
All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted

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

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of Curry's high-quality post-graduate programs and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.