The Educational Leadership Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree Program is a hybrid* 27-credit graduate program designed to prepare Educational Leadership (EDLD) candidates for Tier II advanced leadership positions that include P-12 school level principals or the equivalent, superintendents, or other LUA staff who supervise principals pursuant to the GaPSC Educational Leadership Preparation rule (Rule 505-3-.77). Embedded within this program is Tier II leadership certification, which may be taken independently as an 18-credit Tier II Educational Leadership Certificate-Only Program for those who already possess an Ed.S. Either program is open to those holding Tier I Educational Leadership Certification and seeking Tier II Educational Leadership Certification. The program is administered through the cohort model, and the course sequence is prescribed and provided to candidates at orientation. The 750 required hours of clinical practice are job-embedded and performance-based throughout the program, and are guided cooperatively by the University and the school/district partner via Residency courses.
*Physical presence on campus is minimal and entails no more than eight (8) required campus visits.