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Degree Pathway, Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Administration, Planning and Policy, Non-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

Non-Licensure Option

Seminar
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 3
EDUC.6560 Ed.S. Seminar 3
Electives
Course # Course Name Cr.
Total 6
EDUC.6XXX Elective in consultation with advisor 3
EDUC.6XXX Elective in consultation with advisor 3
Important Information - This program does NOT lead to licensure in any field. Instead, it provides the professional knowledge required for the continuing education of experienced practitioners. Candidates who complete the program successfully are awarded an Education Specialist Degree, but cannot be endorsed for licensure in Massachusetts or in their own state.