The Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership is a 36 credit hour graduate program leading
to a Georgia S-5 (service) field certificate. The Teacher Leadership program is a
school leadership program intended for classroom teachers who seek greater responsibility
and influence beyond their individual classrooms. The program will provide the candidate
with the knowledge and skills required for leadership roles from perspectives not
usually afforded in traditional classroom teacher training programs. Candidates will
be provided with curricular, pedagogical, and organizational skills' enhancements
needed to become effective teacher leaders.
The Teacher Leadership program at Augusta University is based upon the definition
Teacher leaders are educators who use their expertise to improve student learning
by working outside the classroom in formal and informal ways to augment the professional
skills of colleagues, to strengthen the culture of the school, and to improve the
quality of instruction (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009).
- Our M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is an approved program.
- The GACE in Teacher Leadership is ready. Our completers can take the test and if they
meet the qualifying score, the Augusta University COE can recommend them for S-5.
This is the bridge or conversion process that the Augusta University COE submitted
to the PSC last fall in our program review.
- Anyone who completes the Teacher Leadership degree before the test is completed, can
take the test once it is available. If the completer is successful on the test, then
the Augusta University COE can review their previously completed degree and recommend
a conversion of the T-5 to an S-5.
A revision of the Teacher Leadership Candidate Handbook is available with all the
guiding prompts (that have been posted previously on the Teacher Leadership website),
so that candidates can readily see all the prompts for which responses are required
in the online submission system.
Please consider accessing the at http://gace.ets.org/s/pdf/gace_teacher_leadership_assessment_candidate_handbook.pdf.
The GaPSC granted two (2) additional years for Teacher Leadership (TL) candidates
who entered TL programs on or before January 15, 2014, to pass the Teacher Leadership
GACE. The GaPSC is amending our content assessment requirement in the field of Teacher
Leadership to allow for a full pilot period as follows:
- As part of a full pilot, all candidates completing state-approved Teacher Leadership
Programs between Spring 2014 and Summer 2016 must attempt, but do not have to pass
the Teacher Leadership GACE to meet the assessment requirement of the certificate
upgrade. These candidates will receive their certificate upgrade upon program completion
and recommendation by their EPP, but have two (2) years to attempt the Teacher Leadership
GACE before their certificate upgrade expires.
- After the pilot period, all candidates completing state-approved Teacher Leadership
Programs Fall 2016 or later must pass the Teacher Leadership GACE to meet the assessment
requirement of the certificate upgrade. These candidates will receive their certificate
upgrade upon program completion and recommendation by their EPP, but have one (1)
year to pass the Teacher Leadership GACE before their certificate upgrade expires.
All TL candidates are encouraged to submit their best work during this full pilot
period, which will provide useful data to inform their practice and to inform your
Regarding the date of the submission windows, the proposed submission deadlines for
administrations through Spring 2018 are provided below:
| Administration Window
|| Submission Window Deadline
|| Score Report Available (approx.)
| Spring 2015
| Fall 2015
| Spring 2016
| Fall 2016
| Spring 2017
| Fall 2017
| Spring 2018
Proposed Submission Windows with Completion Dates
For additional information, contact:
Dr. Paulette Harris (706-729-2045) email@example.com
Dr. Olajide Agunloye (706-667-4495) firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Education Graduate Admissions
Teacher Leader Program of Study
M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Program of Study