M.Ed. Educational Leadership (P-12)

Mercer's Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare individuals for Tier One Educational Leadership Certification in Georgia. Upon completion of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program and passing scores on GACE content assessments, graduates of this program are eligible to apply for Level 6 certification in Educational Leadership. Students learn to become transformational leaders and will be eligible for leadership positions below principal, or below those who supervise principals.


The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is offered in a hybrid format at our Atlanta, Macon and Henry County locations. Courses operate on a time-compressed format, with eight-week class sessions. Students will alternate between in-class meetings and on-site, clinical practice hours.

Tier One Educational Leadership Certification-Only

Tift College of Education also offers a non-degree Tier One Educational Leadership Certification-Only program to students who hold a Master's degee or higher in education from a regionally-accredited college or university, a current Georgia certificate and are approved by the employer to pursue performance-based certification (Level 6 or Level 7) eligibility. Learn more>


Every year on the first Saturday in March, Mercer's Atlanta and Macon educational leadership students come together on the Atlanta campus to network and learn from experts in educational leadership. This includes the cohorts from the M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs. The Academy includes breakout sessions to expose candidates to diverse ideas and methods on topics that complement and enhance the learning experience. 

Visit our Leadership Academy page for more information>