The University of West Georgia’s performance-based Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Leadership Degree program emphasizes job embedded learning. Candidates who successfully complete the program earn a Tier II Leadership Certificate (PL-6) in educational leadership. A primary component of the program is a field-based residency in which students are provided the opportunity to practice, learn and demonstrate performance while on the job as an educational leader. Admission requirements include the following:
A Master’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution
Hold a leadership position in a local education agency (LEA), or other service organization with which the university has a formal partnership agreement.
Be recommended by the Superintendent, Headmaster, or the senior administrator of the employing LEA or organization.
Must have “Tier I”, “L”, or “PL” certification
Must complete Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership - Program Entry Assessment (Test 370)