The Master's of Education in Education Administration is 30 credits and Education Specialist in Administration, Planning and Policy is 33 credits. For Massachusetts teachers, the degrees culminate in a two-semester practicum. The degrees are approved for principal licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education for those candidates who work and are licensed in Massachusetts.
As the degrees are online, out of state students benefit from the coursework, but cannot be endorsed by UMass Lowell for licensure in any state including Massachusetts. We do not offer licensure programs for candidates who work in other states and these degrees culminate in either the Ed.S. seminar or the M.Ed. Action Research and not in a practicum.