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Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership and Management, M.Ed., Non-Licensure, Online/Accelerated Program

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Graduate Program Chair

Brenda Plainte, MEd

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Lyndsey Benharris, PhD
William Cortezia, PhD

Danette Day, EdD
Anne Howard, PhD
Ruth Joseph, EdD, co-chair
Richard Masciarelli, MEd

Nancy Murray, EdD
Robert Shapiro, PhD, BCBA-D
Annette Sullivan, EdD

EDLM, M.Ed., Non-Licensure Online/Accelerated Program

Program Objectives

The Online/Accelerated Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management, Non-Licensure concentration, offers fully online courses in an accelerated 7-week format. The specially-selected content and experiences equip school administrators with the skills and competencies necessary for becoming effective educational leaders.

Program Description

The MEd program in Educational Leadership and Management, Non-Licensure concentration, is designed for candidates to:
•    Develop competencies in managerial skills related to political arenas, personnel, fiscal affairs, acquisition of material resources, diverse publics and pupil populations and organizational change
•    Strengthen, deepen and expand the knowledge base in the field of leadership and management in order to anticipate and to solve current and future problems inherent in the educational system
•    Demonstrate through course work and field-based experiences the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are required to collaboratively lead and manage an educational enterprise effectively and efficiently to improve teaching and learning

Admissions Standards and Criteria

To apply for enrollment in the Online/Accelerated MEd in Educational Leadership and Management Program, non-licensure concentration, candidates must submit documents as outlined in the Graduate Admission section of the Catalog, as well as:

•    Official transcript of an undergraduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution, with evidence of a GPA of 2.8 or above (requirement waived if an applicant has a relevant graduate degree from an accredited institution)
•    One professional reference is required for applicants whose previous GPA falls below a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
•    A professional resume

Please note that enrollment in the Online/Accelerated courses in this program, students must be admitted and submit their intent to enroll by the stated deadline for the term of admission. There are six start dates each year, so if you miss the deadline, you only have about 7 weeks before you can begin in the next term.

For information regarding licensure programs and requirements for teacher preparation programs, contact the Educator Licensure Office at (978) 665-3239 or visit their web site at www.fitchburgstate.edu/edunit.

Total for Degree: 33 credits

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