Educational Leadership (Tier 1) Certification

The Non-Degree Tier I Certification Only in Educational Leadership addresses the Georgia Educational Leadership Standards using personalized and authentic learning experiences in the school setting.  The primary candidate is a certified educator with a graduate degree in Education who wishes to add Tier I certification to their graduate degree. The program may be successfully completed in one academic year of three consecutive semesters, each having 6 graduate credit hours, beginning in the fall of each year. All course work is available online to support the school-based learning experiences. School partner mentors and university professors support and facilitate the candidate’s work.  A residency requirement of 250 clock hours integrated in the coursework helps the candidate address experiences across all standards.  Successful completion of the three courses and residency requirements enables the candidate to be recommended for Tier I certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Admission

  • University Admissions Form
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Official copies of all college transcripts
  • Documentation of completing a graduate degree in Education
  • Documentation of completing course work for the identification and education of children with special needs.  Georgia PSC educator certification is acceptable documentation.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75

Advisement

The Non-Degree Tier I Certification Only in Educational Leadership begins in August of each year and ends with the following summer session.  Each candidate admitted to the cohort has a program of study listing the timeline for all courses.  There are no substitutes or electives and all courses are taken at the same time during the program with other members of the cohort.  Candidates are assigned to the cohort professor for advisement and are expected to communicate on a regular basis with the professor who will also serve as facilitator and performance coach.

Non-Degree Certification Only

18 Credit Hours

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

Summer Semester

 

           
  • EDEL 6300 Management and Compliance (6 hrs)  

 

  • EDEL 6500 Support and Removing Barriers (6 hrs)  

 

  • EDEL 6700 Continuous Improvement (6 hrs)  

 

           
           

 

Courses

  • EDEL 6300  Management and Compliance: This course provides the leadership candidate with knowledge and performance opportunities in the primary areas of human resource, financial and facility management, as well as compliance with relevant local, state and federal law.
  • EDEL 6500  Support and Removing Barriers: This course provides the leadership candidate with knowledge and performance opportunities in the primary areas of assessing student-focused learning environments as well as teacher feedback and evaluation systems.
  • EDEL 6700  Continuous Improvement: This course provides the leadership candidate with knowledge and performance opportunities in the primary areas of the continuous improvement process for teaching and learning, including data collection and management.

 

Transient Credit

Candidates must enroll in all three courses at Georgia College.

Exit Requirements

All candidates must fulfill all course and residency requirements for certification recommendation.

Dismissal Policy

The grade point average for the three courses must be 3.0 or higher.

Certification

Successful completion of the three courses and documented passing scores on the GACE Educator Ethics for Leadership Test 380, GACE Educational Leadership Assessment 311, and successful completion of residency log documentation enables the candidate to be recommended for Tier I certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. 

Contact

Instructional Technology Certification

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Cheryl Reynolds

Dr. Cheryl Reynolds

Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership Tier I
Room 102
478-445-7364
Education

PhD, Georgia Southern University; MEd, Georgia Southern University; BS, Georgia Southern University

Research

Personalized Learning, Effective Meetings, Learning Environments (Cognia)

Professional Service

Personalized Learning, Effective Meetings, Learning Environments (Cognia)

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shanda brand

Ms. Shanda Brand

Graduate Director
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
478-445-1383