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 these options based on your individual interests and goals:
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.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Educational Leadership courses will be offered.
Educational Leadership Component – 18 credits
|EP 7020 Collaborative Leadership||3|
|EP 7030 Transforming the Educational Agenda||3|
|EP 7040 Planning in Education and Human Services||3|
|EP 7050 Qualitative Methodology and Applied Research||3|
|EP 7060 Legal Issues in Policy Making||3|
|EP 7070 Contemporary Social Trends||3|
Specialization Component – 12-18 credits
Concentration area different from master’s degree. To fulfill this specialization component, you’ll meet with your advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for your program of study.
Capstone Experience – 3-6 credits
|EP 7850 CAGS Capstone||3-6|
|EP 7910 Independent Study||1-4|
|EP 7560 Special Topics in Educational Leadership||1-4|
Total for CAGS in Educational Leadership 33-39 credits
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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This data will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. For any questions regarding the information on this site, please contact Angela Adams, Director, Office of Graduate Studies, at 603-535-3097.