Administrative Initial Licensure Program
TEC, in partnership with Worcester State University, is approved by the DESE to provide initial licenses in the following areas:
TEC is committed to providing access to high quality, low cost educational leadership programs to the educators within the TEC member district learning community. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Worcester State University to launch an an Administrator Licensure Program! We are excited to announce that there are sufficient numbers of accepted candidates to support the first TEC WSU Licensure cohort beginning in January of 2019 on the campus of the Framingham Public Schools.
We want to thank Superintendent Robert Tremblay and his staff for partnering with TEC to host this new educational leadership program. The successful completion of the program will provide participants with Initial Licensure in Administration (principal/assistant principal, supervisor/director).
This Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in School Leadership & Administration is offered through Worcester State University. In addition to earning the degree, successful completion of the program can lead to a Massachusetts principal/assistant principal license, or a supervisor/director license. WSU does not offer this program on its campus -- we offer it in partnership with WSU for our TEC member school districts. Here is what you need to know::
Educators who have their initial or professional license and have been teaching for at least two years are eligible to apply.
Three letters of recommendation are required, with at least one from a school leader in your district.
It is a 36-credit master's degree designed to prepare educators for the state's PALS test (which is the administrator's version of MTEL). Upon successful completion of the PALS and the degree, the student is eligible for one of the leadership licenses listed above.
For detailed overview of the curriculum, please see the graduate catalog here.
This program leads to both a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Leadership & Administration, as well as a principal/assistant principal license or a supervisor/director license through DESE. It does not lead to an administrator license in special education, nor a superintendent's license. The M.Ed. is earned after successful completion of 36 credits that are part of the program. The license is earned after successful completion of the Commonwealth's PALS assessments.
The program offers traditional classroom work, coupled with practicum hours. Teachers work with WSU faculty, as well as a coach/mentor who is a current or former school administrator. In most cases, practicum hours are completed in the school in which you are currently teaching.
STEP 1: APPLY
Students who have been accepted to the program are welcome to join the cohort that starts in January at Framingham High School. To apply, simply follow the steps outlined on the attached document. Click here to download the application form.
STEP 2: REGISTER
Interested in participating? Please see the details below.
Please complete and return your form to: Sara Grady at Worcester State University firstname.lastname@example.org along with your payment, no later than January 7th. If you plan to use financial aid, please be sure to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible and write "financial aid" at the bottom of the attached registration.
There is a one-time application fee of $50.
WSU offers a highly competitive rate for its graduate courses and provides us a discounted rate; a single credit is $257.60 for both tuition and fees. Students are welcome to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) which can be used as long as you are enrolled in at least 6 credits at a time.
WHERE: Framingham High School
WHEN DO YOU ME
Classes meet two evenings a week (Tuesdays/Thursdays) from 4:00pm to 7:30pm for three terms: mid-January to mid-May (Spring), mid-May to late-June (Summer I), and early-September to early-December (Fall). We do not schedule classes in July or August. Each cohort runs for 2.5 years.
For a list of required courses, please see the Graduate Catalog at www.worcester.edu/catalog. Choose the Graduate Catalog, select Programs, and click on Master of Education -- School Leadership & Administration.
Educational Leadership Foundations, 2 credits, with Dr. Stephen Mills
DATES: 1/22, 1/24, 1/29/ 1/31, 2/5, 2/7 and 2/12
No class during February vacation -- February 17 to 24th
Action Research for Administration, 2 credits with Dr. Patricia Martin
DATES: 2/26, 2/28, 3/5, 3/7, 3/12, 3/14 and 3/19
Building Capacity for Change, 3 credits, with Jim Randell -- this class will be blended (i.e. in-person and online).
DATES: 3/21, 3/26, 3/28, 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11, 4/23, 4/25 and 4/30
No class during April vacation -- April 15 to 19th