M.Ed. Educational Leadership (Online)
The Educational Leadership Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Program is a fully online 36-credit graduate program designed to prepare Educational Leadership (EDLD) candidates for Tier I initial leadership positions that include P-12 school level assistant principals or the equivalent, or other Local Unit of Administration (LUA) staff who do not supervise principals pursuant to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) Educational Leadership Preparation rule (Rule 505-3-.77). Students must be currently employed in P-12 setting and possess a Professional Level Four Certificate or higher in a teacher, service, or leadership field. Embedded within this program is Tier I leadership certification, which may be taken independently as an 18-credit Tier I Educational Leadership Certificate-Only Program for those who already possess an M.Ed., as well as a 9-credit Teacher-Leader Endorsement (TLE). Either program is available as part of the M.Ed. program or may be taken separately depending on an individual’s current credentials. The program is administered through the cohort model, and the course sequence is prescribed and provided to candidates upon admission. The 250 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 supervised field experience courses.
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Professional Certification Disclosure
The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program will seek state licenses or certifications.
The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Click here for more information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.
Last updated: 7/30/2020