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 Tier One, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program and passing scores on GACE content assessments, graduates of this program are eligible to apply for Level 5 certification in Educational Leadership. Students learn to become transformational leaders and will be eligible for leadership positions at the level of Assistant Principal or below within the building, or any leadership position at the district level that does not supervise principals.
PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is offered in a 50/50 blended format, with each individual class lasting eight weeks and meeting once per week at our Atlanta, Macon and Henry County locations. Students are admitted three times per year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. In this model, half of the class meetings for each course occur in the evenings at Mercer, and half of the class meetings are devoted to clinical practice hours at the candidate's own school.
For more information contact Dr. Jean Walker, Program Director (678-547-6323).
Tier One Educational Leadership Certification-Only
Tift College of Education also offers a non-degree, Tier One Educational Leadership Certification-Only program. This program is open to students who hold a Master's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited college or university, and a current Level 5 Georgia certificate in any field. Learn more>
|Which Educational Leadership program is right for me?|
|Tier One||Tier Two|
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Program Length: 10 courses, 30 credits
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership
Program Length: 11 courses, 33 credits
|Certification- Only Programs:||
Non-degree, add-on, certification-only option for those with Level 5 certification or higher (2-10 courses based on transcript review)
Non-degree, add-on certification-only option for those with Level 6 certification or higher (2-1 courses based on transcript review)
Clinical Practice Hours:
|250 clock hours||750 clock hours (job-embedded)|
Level 4 or higher clear-renewable educators certificate. Requires principal verification form.
Tier One Leadership certification. Must be in a leadership position as defined by the school system. Requires system verification form.
Results in Level 5 Leadership certification (full degree and certification-only)
Eligible for: leadership positions up to assistant principal in building or district level positions that do not supervise other principals.
Results in Level 6 Leadership certification (full degree and certification-only)
Eligible for: all leadership positions at building or district level
Each year, students come together on Mercer's Atlanta campus to network and learn from experts in educational leadership. This includes cohorts from the M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ph.D. programs. The Leadership Academy includes breakout sessions to expose candidates to diverse ideas and methods, covering topics that complement and enhance the learning experience.
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