CAGS in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is designed to prepare aspiring and developing:

  • Pre-K–12 public, independent, and international school and district leaders;
  • Higher education administrators;
  • Community, state, federal, and institutional leaders and analysts; and
  • Other professionals with an interest and/or a specialization in education.

Our mission is to produce scholars, leaders, and analysts who are grounded in policy, practice, and research, and who are equipped to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative educational programs, practices, and services for local, regional, national, and international schools, institutions, and organizations. Our diverse and highly experienced faculty are committed to developing 21st-century educational leaders who are people focused, data informed, and future oriented.

Comprehensive Examination

CAGS candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination as a part of the CAGS degree. Students must file a formal application for the examination with the Program Director and faculty advisor.