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    May 22, 2024  
2013-2014 Georgia Regents University Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Georgia Regents University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Specialist with a Major in Educational Leadership, Extended Performance-Based Program

The Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (extended 48-hour program) leads to a clear, renewable Georgia PL-6 certificate. A PL-6 certificate holder may apply for building and/or district educational leadership positions. Candidates must have earned a Master’s degree in a related field identified on a GaPSC approved list, a Master’s degree in another educational field from a GaPSC accredited college or university, or entry into teaching through GaTAPP and 5 years successful experience as documented on performance evaluations may apply for the extended 48-hour Education Specialist degree in educational leadership.

Total Hours for the Prerequisites: 21

Total Hours for the Degree: 27

The graduate program in Educational Leadership at Georgia Regents University (GRU) is a performance-based program that is aligned with both NCATE standards and Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) standards. Graduates from the Education Specialist (Ed. S.) program may obtain initial Georgia leadership certification (PL-6 building and/or district) upon successful completion of the required courses and the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators in Educational Leadership. Information on educational leadership certification rules, as stipulated by the Georgia PSC, is available on the PSC’s website (

Successful completion of EDLR 7110 and EDLR 7120 leads to a Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement (Georgia Certificate). For information related to add-on certification in Educational Leadership, contact the department chair (706-667-4499).