Applicants for the CAGS in Administration must have completed MCLA's Leadership Academy.


MCLA's Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Administration is a post-master's level certificate for professionals who are interested in a career as principal, superintendent, or other leadership roles in education and have completed MCLA's Leadership Academy. The nine (9) hours of CAGS credit can also be transferred into Texas A&M’s doctoral program in Educational Leadership.

CAGS candidates will choose a topic to explore and then work independently and collaboratively with colleagues and professors.

A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) is the equivalent of a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) as designated in other states such as New York.


Group work


Summer 2023 - May, June, July 2023 – Online

CAGS 806: Review of the Field in Educational Administration (3 credits)

CAGS 902: Seminar II (3 credits) 

  • CAGS 981: Action Research Seminar (3 credits)

    Estimated Cost Summer 2023:  (All Online) 9 credits + program fee $ 4,086.00

CAGS Application and Guidelines


Marianne Young, Leadership Academy Director: