| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Education in School Leadership and Administration
The Master of Education in Leadership and Administration program at Worcester State University provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to be an effective leader in today’s diverse public school systems. Our part-time, on-campus program is designed for working professionals like you and leads to a master’s degree in leadership and administration and an initial administrator license as an assistant principal, principal, or supervisor/director. The program features a District-Based Cohort Track, which is offered through the Center for Effective Instruction at WSU. The center partners with school districts to provide professional development to Massachusetts teachers and administrators. In classes taught by our expert faculty—and conveniently offered in the evenings and online—you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the 4 state-mandated standards for school administrators: instructional leadership, family and community engagement, professional culture, and management and operations. You’ll then translate theory into practice through hands-on practicum experiences, under the personalized guidance of an experienced school administrator in one of the region’s public schools. Your studies culminate in a semester-long, 200-hour practicum that ties together all 4 standards and includes a site-based research project, for which you’ll identify and address a need relevant to your assigned school. As you progress through our program, you’ll record your accomplishments in a portfolio of work that not only demonstrates your successful completion of all program competencies, but also helps you to advance your career. Graduates of WSU’s leadership and administration program go on to rewarding careers in public school systems across the state. wed for admissions decisions prior to the September start.