Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 15, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Ed.S.

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Degree Requirements

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)

Plan of Study

I. Leadership Core Content: 6 Hours

Total Program: 27 Hours

Program Notes

1.    Candidates must complete Residency Lab courses EDLE 8301, 8302, and 8303 in sequence.

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