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Georgia Southern named No. 1 on master’s in educational leadership rankings

Georgia Southern University was recently named as the best Best Online Master’s in Educational Leadership Program in the country, according to

Of the top 50 programs identified across the nation, the University’s M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, housed in the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development in the College of Education (COE), received the No. 1 spot. Georgia Southern’s program was also the only master’s in educational leadership in the state of Georgia to be recognized.

“Over the last three years, we have seen a significant increase in individuals seeking to attain leadership credentials to advance in the educational setting to positions such as Pre-K-12 teacher leaders or assistant principals,” said M.Ed. Educational Leadership program coordinator, Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Ed.D. “We have worked hard to ensure that our program meets the needs of individuals seeking to gain educational leadership certification, regardless of whether they are seeking certification-only or a master’s degree with certification embedded in the curriculum. Our online setting of the program is conducive to learning for working professionals and provides extensive support to students both collectively and individually.” highlighted that Georgia Southern’s educational leadership program provides the best student support with interactive and responsive faculty. The COE also offers support from the Graduate Academic Services Center, a graduate academic unit at Georgia Southern that provides admissions and course assistance for COE graduate students through the guidance of full-time graduate academic advisors.

“U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the career opportunities for leadership roles in education will continue to grow at a rate of 10 percent, which is faster than average,” said Barbara Montgomery, program recognition manager. “This is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed and ranked the top master’s in education administration.”

Methodology for the ranking incorporated the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Research was also conducted through interviews and surveys of current students and alumni, as well as human resource professionals.


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