Educational Leadership (P-12 Tier One) Non-Degree Certification

Earn your tier one certification

Mercer University’s P-12 Tier One Educational Leadership certification-only program prepares transformational leaders outside of the classroom. Mercer offers this non-degree, certification-only option to prepare students for Tier One Educational Leadership Certification (Level 5) eligibility in Georgia. Students develop further leadership skills and attain professional growth in the field of education.

To be eligible for the Tier One Educational Leadership certification program, applicants must hold a valid Level 5 educator certificate and have at least three years of experience in the school system. The number of courses required for the certification-only program are dependent upon a transcript review, which can be completed prior to the application process.

Designed for busy and working adults

The Tier One Educational Leadership program is offered at Mercer’s Atlanta, Henry County, and Macon locations. All program coursework is delivered in a flexible, blended format which combines on-campus meetings with on-site clinical practice hours. Students are enrolled three times per year in August, January, and May, which provides students the flexibility and convenience to continue working while earning their degree at their pace.

Program requires a minimum enrollment for each location and start date to begin a cohort.

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Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.