Aug 20, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Graduate Academic Programs


For complete information about graduate degrees and concentrations, and postbaccalaureate programs, visit www.bridgew.edu/cogs/.

Degree and Licensure Programs

The College of Graduate Studies offers programs leading to the following:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS
  • Postbaccalaureate Licensure Programs
  • Postmaster’s Licensure Programs

Educator Licensure

All candidates for Massachusetts Educator Licensure are advised to check with their individual education departments or the College of Education and Allied Studies offices regarding proposed regulation changes that may have an impact on their licensure program.

Programs designed to lead to the licensure of educators are available to qualified persons who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who are interested in one of the licenses listed.

To be eligible, individuals must be officially admitted by the College of Graduate Studies and the College of Education and Allied Studies to an appropriate postbaccalaureate or postmaster’s licensure program or to an appropriate Master of Arts in Teaching or Master of Education program. All of the programs listed have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Specific information regarding programs is provided in this catalog under the College of Education and Allied Studies  and individual departmental descriptions. For additional details regarding licensure program procedures and requirements, students should contact the appropriate program coordinator.

Educator Licensure Programs

Administrator of Special Education (all levels)
Early Childhood Teacher of Students with or without Disabilities (PreK-2)
Elementary (1- 6)
Instructional Technology (all levels)
Reading Specialist (all levels)
School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor (all levels)
School Business Administrator (all levels)
School Counselor (PreK-8)
School Counselor (5-12)
School Principal/Assistant Principal (PreK-6)
School Principal/Assistant Principal (5-8)
School Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12)
Special Education Administrator
Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels)
Supervisor/Director (all levels)
Teacher of Biology (5-8)
Teacher of Biology (8-12)
Teacher of Chemistry (5-8)
Teacher of Chemistry (8-12)
Teacher of Dance (all levels)
Teacher of Earth Science (5-8)
Teacher of Earth Science (8-12)
Teacher of English (5-8)
Teacher of English (8-12)
Teacher of Health, Family and Consumer Sciences (all levels)
Teacher of History (5-8)
Teacher of History (8-12)
Teacher of Mathematics (5-8)
Teacher of Mathematics (8-12)
Teacher of Music (all levels)
Teacher of Physical Education (PreK-8)
Teacher of Physical Education (5-12)
Teacher of Physics (5-8)
Teacher of Physics (8-12)
Teacher of Spanish (5-8)
Teacher of Spanish (8-12)
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12)
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (all levels)
Teacher of Theater (all levels)
Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8)
Teacher of Visual Art (5-12)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Note: All graduate students seeking licensure and enrolling in upper-level courses in the College of Education and Allied Studies must be officially accepted by the College of Graduate Studies and the College of Education and Allied Studies.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificate programs are available for students who are interested in obtaining certain basic skills and competencies in a particular area of study. Admission to graduate certificate programs is limited to students who have an earned baccalaureate degree. Courses completed in graduate certificate programs may be applied to degree programs as long as they satisfy certain transfer guidelines.

Graduate certificate programs are offered in the following areas:

Accounting
Finance
Instructional Technology
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Women’s and Gender Studies

For application materials and information on graduate certificate programs, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 508.531.1300.

Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs

The university offers interdisciplinary graduate certificate and preprofessional programs. See Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs  for a list of these programs.