The Online Ed.S. in Administration, Planning and Policy 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 Ed.S. in Administration, Planning and Policy is required to have at least five full years of current K-12 teaching experience in order to enter the program. This program does not lead to licensure.
Two-page statement in which you describe your educational philosophy and reasons for seeking entry to the degree
Three letters of recommendation
Proof of professional teaching status or GRE scores (general test)
All official transcripts
Applicants should have at least five years of full-time experience in a K-12 school or a related setting
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Commission of Higher Education
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own.
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