Educational Leadership

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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
Admission Requirements
Admission Deadlines

Spring 2019 Registration – Now Open

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.

“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships
Graduate Assistant positions

We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs – here are a few ways to learn more!

INQUIRE – Complete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.

VISIT – We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment – come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH

EMAIL – Have a quick question about our wide array of graduate programs and certificates? Send us an email at forgrad@plymouth.edu

CHAT – We would be happy to chat with you – just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.

Want an answer right away? Give us a call – the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.

Graduate Admission Team – Whether you are continuing your education or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.

Program Coordinator/Advisor – Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.

  • CAGS in Educational Leadership and School Principal Certification
  • Superintendent of Schools and Curriculum Administrator Certification
  • Special Education Administrator Certification

Office of the Registrar – can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information

Student Account Services – please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.

Financial Aid Office – is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.

AD and EP Course Offerings 2019
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 2019
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Special Education Administration classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.