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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 5 years of teaching experience and hold a professional teaching license. Candidates must be working in a school system in order to complete field experiences in all courses. To build a systematic knowledge base, Group A courses should be taken before Group B courses. Courses are taken in a specific sequence.
Group A Courses - Required
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 15
EDUC.6320 The Inclusive School 3
EDUC.6431 The Principalship 3
EDUC.6421 Principles of Supervision 3
EDUC.6130 Leading a Professional Learning Community 3
EDUC.6580 The Role of the Curriculum and Instruction Leader 3
Group B Courses - Required
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 9
EDUC.6220 Managing Resources and Finances  
3
EDUC.6230 School Policy and Law 3
EDUC.6423 Program Evaluation

Seminar
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6560 Ed.S. Seminar 3
Practicum
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 6
EDUC.5922 Principal Practicum I (Fall) 3
EDUC.5932 Principal 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.