CAGS in Educational Leadership

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program in Educational Leadership was first offered in the spring of 1997. It is a 33- to 60-credit program that addresses the needs of practicing educators who have completed a master’s degree and who are interested in pursuing advanced academic work in educational change and leadership. This program is built on a foundation of human development and systems theories, critical thinking and reflection, advanced practice models, and democratic leadership skills.

The program is designed for professionals in education or a related field who are interested in becoming part of a dynamic, advanced-level graduate program. Accepted candidates will explore contemporary issues in education for all students. Students can design their program of study in the following concentration areas:

Course meetings are sometimes held in conjunction with major educational conferences in New Hampshire and the region. One-week intensive core courses are offered during the summer, making it possible to complete the core courses within two years. Students may transfer post-master’s level courses into their CAGS program. The number of credits approved for transfer will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the program advisor with approval from the associate vice president for the College of Graduate Studies.

For more information, visit the Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum Department website.

With rolling admission, you may start your program during any term and can take up to three CAGS credits before being admitted to Plymouth State.

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