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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership

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Graduate Application Process


Starting the process

Required Materials

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts or transcript evaluation, documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and master's degree
  • One reference, from a direct supervisor such as assistant principal, principal, director, etc.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (If applicable)
  • Statement of purpose, answering the following three questions: 
    • Which district-based cohort are you applying to?
    • What current and/or previous work experience has prepared you for leadership roles?
    • Why is this leadership program the right fit for you now?
    • Ideally, how would you like to make use of your leadership skills in your school and/or district?
  • Resume, demonstrating evidence of at least two years of teaching experience
  • Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)  
  • Copy of educator license


This program is cohort-based and permission is required. For those interested in applying to the CAGS in Educational Leadership Program, please contact program coordinator Jacy Ippolito to determine eligibility and opportunities to join a district-based cohort. Cohorts typically begin in September.

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