Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS/CAS)
Students are eligible if they have successfully completed (or will complete) the Leadership Academy.
We are pleased to announce plans to host a summer CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study). This opportunity will build upon the coursework and experiences completed in the Summer Leadership Academy or the Leadership Academy of the Berkshires. MCLA's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Educational Leadership is a post-master's level certificate for professionals interested in a career as principal, superintendent, or other leadership roles in education.
CAGS candidates will extend the study and development of their managerial skills related to the fiscal, political, personnel, and demographic challenges they may encounter as educational leaders. Our goal is to prepare candidates to serve as highly effective leaders of schools and districts. Academy graduates will be able to shape a vision of academic success for all students, create a climate hospitable for education in schools and the community, cultivate collaborative leadership with faculty and staff, improve curriculum and instruction, and manage people, data, and processes to foster continuous school improvement.