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Degree Pathway, Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Administration, Planning and Policy, With MA Licensure

Sample Degree Pathway for Education Specialist - Administration, Planning and Policy

Candidates must have three years of PS-12 teaching/professional experience and hold an initial or professional PK-12 license. Candidates must be working in a school system in order to complete field experiences in all courses. To build a systematic knowledge base, students are encouraged to take Group A courses before Group B courses, if possible. 
Group A Courses - Required
Course #Course NameCr.
Total15
EDUC.6320The Inclusive School3
EDUC.6431The Principalship3
EDUC.6421Principles of Supervision3
EDUC.6130Leading a Professional Learning Community3
EDUC.6580The Role of the Curriculum and Instruction Leader3
Group B Courses - Required
Course #Course NameCr.
Total9
EDUC.6220Managing Resources and Finances  
3
EDUC.6230School Policy and Law3
EDUC.6423Program Evaluation

Seminar
Course #Course NameCr.
Total3
EDUC.6560Ed.S. Seminar3
Practicum
Course #Course NameCr.
Total6
EDUC.5922Principal Practicum I (Fall)3
EDUC.5932Principal Practicum II (Spring)3
In order to enroll in the practicum, candidates must have a GPA of 3.25 and be employed in a public school district or in a charter or private school where the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks are followed. Additionally, they must be mentored by a Principal or Assistant Principal who holds a MA Principal license.
This program is for Massachusetts Teachers only.