Educational Leadership M.Ed. (Tier I)

Master of Education (M.Ed) in Educational Leadership

Program Description

The M.Ed 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 classroom teacher who wishes to begin a career in educational administration. The program may be successfully completed in one academic year of three semesters, each having 12 graduate credit hours, beginning in the fall of each year. All course work is available online to support the school-based learning experiences. School 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 program 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 transcripts for all colleges except Georgia College
  • Documented attempt to pass the Educator Ethics for Leadership GACE Test code 370
  • 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 2.5

Advisement

The M.Ed 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 coach.

M.Ed Program of Study

36 Credit Hours

      
Fall Semester   Spring Semester   Summer Semester  
  • EDEL 6300 Management and Compliance (6 hrs)  
 
  • EDEDl 6500 Support and Removing Barriers (6 hrs)  
 
  • EDEL 6700 Continuous Improvement (6 hrs)  
 
  • EDEL 6400 Stakeholder Relationships (6 hrs)  
 
  • EDEL 6600 Equity and Differentiation (6 hrs)  
 
  • EDEL 6800 School Improvement/Capstone (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 6400  Stakeholder Relationships: This course provides the leadership candidate with knowledge and performance opportunities in the primary areas of improving student engagement and school culture, improving communication with stakeholders, and engaging all stakeholders in addressing school goals.
  • 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 6600  Equity and Differentiation: This course provides the leadership candidate with knowledge and performance opportunities in the primary areas of addressing the impact of poverty on learning environments, and strategies to differentiate and engage diverse learners in the school community.
  • 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.
  • EDEL 6800  School Improvement/ Capstone: This course provides the leadership candidate with knowledge and performance opportunities in the primary areas of synthesizing overall program content and residency experiences leading toward effective school improvement planning and implementation.

Transient Credit

Candidates must enroll in all courses in the program of study at Georgia College.

Exit Requirements

All candidates must pass a comprehensive program exit requirement and fulfill degree requirements to graduate including an electronic portfolio presentation. Candidates should check with their assigned program advisor for specifics.

Dismissal Policy

All course grades are required be ‘B’ or ‘A.’ For any course in the program of study with a ‘C’ grade, the candidate may file a formal petition to continue in the program.

Certification

Successful completion of the M.Ed program and documented passing score on the GACE Educator Ethics for Leadership Test 380 enables the graduate to be recommended for Tier I certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. 

 

Contact


Dr. Cheryl Reynolds
Program Coordinator
Room 102
478-445-7364
Cheryl.Reynolds@gcsu.edu


Ms. Shanda Brand
Graduate Director
CBX 70 Georgia College
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383  Fax: 478-445-6582
Shanda.Brand@gcsu.edu  


John H. Lounsbury College of Education
202A Kilpatrick Education Center  |  Campus Box 79
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-7368
Fax: (478) 445-6582