Simmons University

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Educational Leadership


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed.-Educational Leadership, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Based on a foundation of solid research, theory, knowledge, and successful practice, this 36-credit program prepares the professional educator for Massachusetts licensing as a supervisor/director and/or an assistant principal or principal in an elementary, middle or secondary school. Through close work with faculty and stimulating classes, each student will develop the necessary skills to become a leader, communicator, supervisor, and manager – as well as educator. Students gain the necessary competencies to address issues such as school reform and the restructuring of schools. In addition, students will participate in a supervised administrative experience with carefully designed clinical fieldwork and in-class seminars. Simmons has been successful in meeting a wide range of educational goals by providing each student with the advising necessary to develop a successful, individualized program of study. This personalized support is further enhanced by the small classes and close mentoring relationships that students develop with faculty in the program.

Students enrolled in this program may pursue two degree options – the Master’s of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.). C.A.G.S. candidates must already have a master’s degree.


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International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services ( or the Center for Educational Documentation ( International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 740.00

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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