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Educational Studies

Degree Programs

  • Community Education


    If you have a drive towards education but want to fulfill it through working in the outdoors, in out-of-school programming, museum, hospital, or other community setting, this internship intensive option may be the right fit for you. 

  • Educational Studies


    Students who are interested in a minor in education, but not currently pursuing teacher licensure, may select any 15 education credits in consultation with an advisor to complete the educational studies minor.

  • Teacher Leadership


    Today’s collaborative educational environment yields frequent opportunities for teachers to take on informal and formal leadership roles. To be effective, these positions of responsibility require a unique skill set. The Salem State University Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership is an engaging and efficient way of acquiring the framework of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for success.

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  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership


    This two-year, 36-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program is designed for educators holding master’s degrees who are ready to pursue informal and formal leadership work, with the end goal of licensure as a principal/assistant principal in the State of Massachusetts.

    The CAGS program supports candidates through coursework (eight core, hybrid courses) and guided fieldwork (practicum and seminar experiences), all aligned with the Massachusetts PAL Tasks required for principal/assistant principal licensure. The program’s first year is comprised of the graduate certificate in teacher leadership, which can also be completed as a stand-alone, one-year program.

    Given the related work of teacher leaders and formal school leaders, this unique program design gives candidates flexibility in pursuing teacher leadership and formal leadership pathways in related one-year and two-year options.

    Learn more about Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership

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