Graduate Curriculum Committee
Nermin Bayazit, PhD
Lyndsey Benharris, PhD
Anne Howard, PhD
Laurie Link, EdD
Margaret O’Hearn-Curran, PhD
Phillip Saisa, EdD
Robert Shapiro, PhD, BCBA-D
Annette Sullivan, EdD
EDLM, M.Ed., Non-Licensure Online/Accelerated Program
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.
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management program prepares the student to meet the Massachusetts Professional Standards and Indicators for Administrative Leadership and allows for flexibility in the pursuit for certification. The program offers courses and experience that equip school administrators with the skills and competencies necessary for becoming effective educational leaders in the areas of principal/assistant principal, special education, curriculum leadership, and online learning. This program is an interdepartmental program. While this program does not result in administrative licensure endorsement, the university will provide information and assistance for any candidates wishing to pursue administrative licensure on their own.
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.