The graduate program in Educational Leadership is a performance-based program that is aligned with both NCATE standards and Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) standards. Graduates from the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) programs may obtain a Georgia leadership certificate upon successful completion of the required courses and the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators in Educational Leadership. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission changed the rules for certification in Educational Leadership in April 2015. Interested applicants should contact the Educational Leadership Program Director concerning proposed changes before applying.
Candidates who hold an Educational Specialist degree or higher and have a GaPSC active teaching certificate may add Educational Leadership (PL-6) to their certificate by completing the add-on requirements and the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators in Educational Leadership.
Successful completion of EDLR 7110 and EDLR 7120 leads to a Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement (Georgia Certificate). All students must be advised prior to registering for any course in Educational Leadership. The student is directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s website (www.gapsc.com) for all leadership certification rules and updates.
Courses in the Performance-based Ed.S. program EDLR