Educational Leadership Ed.S.
Degree Requirements: 33 Credit Hours
- Complete requirements for a Master’s degree or higher in Educational Leadership from a regionally accredited institution, OR Complete requirements for a Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in an education field other than educational leadership (or other GaPSC accepted non-education field as per GaPSC rule 505-2-.300 Educational Leadership) AND successfully complete prerequisite educational leadership coursework (6 credit hours minimum) to include a course in school law and ethics and one organizational leadership course.
- Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
- Present current official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).
- Submit passing scores on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Educational Assessment or another exam designated by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) to replace this exam for use with the performance-based certification.
- Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations. The statement must include whether Building or District Level Certification (or both) is being sought.
- Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
- Submit school/district endorsement and agreement for Residency at the Building or District level.
- Three years school/district experience prior to admission to the program.
Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credits of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.
Concentration: School Administration, 33 Credit Hours
For Students Holding Level 5 (or NL-5) Certification and Seeking PL-6 Certification. The Program is administered through the Cohort Process, and the course sequence is prescribed and provided to candidates at orientation. The Residency is a performance-based internship, which is guided cooperatively by the university and the school/district partner.
|EDUR 7130||Educational Research||3|
|EDUR 8131||Educational Statistics I||3|
|EDLD 8839||Directed Research in Educational Leadership 1||3|
|EDUR 8434||Field-Based Educational Research (Prerequisite to EDLD 8839)||3|
|Educational Leadership Residency Core|
|EDLD 8737||Residency I 2||3|
|EDLD 8738||Residency II 2||3|
|EDLD 8739||Residency III 2||3|
|Educational Leadership Specialized Content|
|EDLD 8630||Planning for Change 3||3|
|EDLD 8631||Implementing Change 3||3|
|EDLD 8632||Organizational Culture 3||3|
|EDLD 8633||Curriculum and Instructional Leadership 3||3|
|EDLD 8634||Managing Operations and Processes 3||3|
|EDLD 8635||Leading School Renewal 3||3|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
The course is taken in the final semester.
On-site Performance-based Residency in a leadership position at either the building or district level. The Residency will span Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters as planned and directed by Beginning Leader Support Team.
A Key Assessment will be a major component of this course’s requirements.
Department of Leadership
Technology, and Human Development
Dr. Mohomodou Boncana
Direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (912) 478-7104