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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 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.
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.
EDUC.6220Managing Resources and Finances  
EDUC.6230School Policy and Law3
EDUC.6423Program Evaluation

Non-Licensure Option

Course #Course NameCr.
EDUC.6560Ed.S. Seminar3
Course #Course NameCr.
EDUC.6XXXElective in consultation with advisor3
EDUC.6XXXElective in consultation with advisor3
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.