This is a certification-only program that may be added to an existing master’s degree (or specialist and doctoral degree). The Tier I certification is considered entry-level that prepares candidates for P-12 school-level positions below the principal and for district-level positions that do not supervise principals. In part, the program consists of several key assessments that are clinically-based and will allow candidates to synthesize and apply knowledge while practicing and developing leadership skills identified by leadership standards.
To be considered for admission to the Tier I Certification Program, the following are required: a 3.0 graduate GPA, a master’s degree (or higher degree) from an accredited institution, copies of official transcripts from each university attended, T5 or S5 professional teaching certificate, Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership - Program Entry Assessment (Test 370), and a completed application for admission.
PROGRAM NOTE: Candidates completing the program are required to take and pass the GACE content assessment in Educational Leadership and the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership - Program Exit Assessment to achieve state certification.