Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Administration, Planning and Policy with Principal Licensure

About: 

Earn your Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Administration, Planning and Policy with Principal Licensure from the UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education and open a world of new opportunities for your career.

This program is designed to meet the needs of experienced practitioners who already hold a M.Ed. in a field other than educational administration. Each candidate for the CAGS degree in Administration, Planning and Policy is required to have at least three complete years of full time teaching experience. 

Inportant to note: Massachusetts candidates seeking licensure as School Principal must complete all courses required for licensure, hold a current initial teaching license, and pass the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Teacher Educator Test.

Program Highlights:

  • First - Rate Faculty
  • With Teacher Licensure
  • Tradition of Leadership in Education

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now .

Sample a Course

Click here for more information on the UMass Lowell CAGS: Administration, Planning and Policy.

Tuition/Fees: 

New students register for courses using UMass Lowell’s New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Existing students register for their courses online by logging into the secure Intercampus Student Information System (ISIS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $475
Registration Fee per semester $30
Returned Check Fee per semester* $30
Total for course** $1455 (475x3 credits = 1425 + 30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when checks returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell’s Continuing Studies Website at https://continuinged.uml.edu/general/registration.htm. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell’s Registrar’s Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 978.934.2550.

Accreditation: 

NEASC

Admissions: 

Admission to a degree program at the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study level requires that an applicant hold a master's degree in education from an accredited college or university or a master’s degree in a closely related field of study, with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0. Additionally, applicants should have at least three years of full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting. Full admission requirements can be found at  https://www.uml.edu/grad but include:

The candidate is required to submit:

  • An online application
  • Application fee
  • A 2-3 page statement of purpose explaining the candidate’s teaching experience, teaching philosophy and reason for seeking to enroll in a program that focuses on diverse populations.
  • All official transcripts
  • TOEFL scores if appropriate
  • Three letters of recommendation – one of which should be from a senior administrator in the applicant’s place of work.
  • GRE scores (general test)
Financial Aid: 

Financial aid maybe available to matriculated students enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester. You may contact the Financial Assistance Office at 978-934-4220 for more information.

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Contact: 
UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education
Phone: 
978-934-4600
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Certificate
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Education