Educational Leadership

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistrationLearning Outcomes
The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program in Educational Leadership is designed for professionals in education, or a related field, who have completed a master’s degree and are interested in pursuing advanced-level graduate studies.

Choose from one of our four professional certification programs or design your own CAGS program in Educational Leadership – collaborate with your advisor to design a program of study that includes coursework specific to your educational goals.

Each program requires core CAGS courses, a specialization component, and a capstone course for a minimum of 33 credits. If you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies, 27 of the 33 credits can be transferred into PSU’s doctoral programs.

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

Gainful Employment Disclosures

The information below is provided to maintain compliance with the US Department of Education Gainful Employment Programs Disclosure regulations.

This data will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. For any questions regarding the information on this site, please contact Dr. Marcel Lebrun, Education, Leadership, Learning and Curriculum Department Chair, at 603-535-2288.

Choose from these options:

Curriculum Administration, K-12 Certification
Curriculum Administration (non-certification)
School Principal, K-12 Certification
Special Education Administrator, K-12 Certification
Superintendent of Schools, K-12 Certification
Educational Leadership - no concentration
Admissions requirements for the CAGS in Educational Leadership requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

GPA of 3.0 or better
Official transcripts from all college level coursework
Three professional recommendations
Current resume
Professional writing sample
Statement of interest
Personal Interview
NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
$100 application fee

Fall 2018 Registration – Now Open

Spring 2019 Registration – Opens October 29

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to psu-registrar@plymouth.edu or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

  • Demonstrate an ability to collaboratively facilitate the development of a shared vision of learning in order to promote continual and sustainable school improvement.
  • Use data to drive decision making, identify educational goals and assess organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop a school culture and instructional program characterized by high expectations for students.
  • Create and evaluate a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent curricular and instructional school program.
  • Develop and supervise the instructional practice and leadership potential of school staff.
  • Support teaching and learning within a school environment to promote effective and appropriate technologies.
  • Manage the school organization, operation and resources through monitoring and evaluating the appropriate systems.
  • Efficiently use human, fiscal and technological resources through monitoring and evaluating the appropriate systems.
  • Collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources on behalf of the school by collecting and analyzing information pertinent to improvement of the school’s educational environment.
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultural, social and intellectual resources within the school community.
  • Build and sustain positive school relationships with families, caregivers and community partners to facilitate a dynamic, high-achieving learning environment for all students.
  • Act with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner to ensure a school system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success.
  • Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice and transparency.
  • Uphold the values of democracy, equity and diversity within the school to ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.
  • Evaluate the potential moral and legal consequences of decision making.
  • Advocate within the community and educational environment for students, families and caregivers.
  • Act to influence local, district, state and national decisions that affect student learning.
  • Anticipate and assess emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt school-based leadership strategies.

AD and EP Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Educational Leadership classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.

AD and SE Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Special Education Administration classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.