EdS Educational Leadership


The 30-hour EdS in Leadership offers candidates significant opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational setting and certification in Tier II School Administration.

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EdS Degree Seeking Candidates

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Program Description

EdS Degree Seeking Candidates
The 30-hour EdS program is a performance-based program for educators who hold a Tier I Standard Professional Educational Leadership certificate and are presently in a leadership role. The program offers candidates extensive opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational leadership settings. Educators who complete this program may be eligible for Tier II Leadership certification in Georgia following the successful completion of required coursework and state assessments for Tier II.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Early submission of all materials is strongly advised.

Admission Requirements

GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA at the Master’s level (Masters need not be in education but must be in a related field identified and from an accredited institution) calculated on all graduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.

Minimum Degree Requirement: 
Minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree earned that is the U.S. equivalency of degree required by the program.

Minimum Professional Requirements:

  • Georgia Tier I Standard Professional Leadership Certificate
  • Actively in a leadership position and performing leadership roles and responsibilities (exception may be granted under special conditions requested by the Local Unit of Administration (LUA).


Official Transcripts: 
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Standardized Tests:
The GRE or MAT are not required for admission consideration.

Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment: 
Candidates enrolled in Educational Leadership programs, such as Augusta University’s Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, must complete the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment — Program Entry prior to enrollment. If a candidate does not have Tier One Certification in Georgia, evidence of completing this assessment is required.

Proof of Lawful Presence: 
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. All applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

Background Check: 
A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

  • Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
  • Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and university. Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. 
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Tier II Certification-Only Candidates

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Program Description

Tier II Certification-Only Candidates
The 21-hour Tier II Certification-Only program is a performance-based program for educators who hold Tier I Educational Leadership certification and a degree at the Specialist level or above. The program offers candidates extensive opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational leadership settings. Educators who complete this program may be eligible for Tier II Leadership certification in Georgia following the successful completion of required coursework and state assessments for Tier II.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Early submission of all materials is strongly advised.

Admission Requirements

GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA at the graduate level

Minimum Degree Requirement:
Minimum of a Specialist degree or higher from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree earned that is the U.S. equivalency of degree required by the program.

Minimum Professional Requirements:

  • Georgia Tier I Standard Professional Leadership Certificate.
  • Actively in a leadership position and performing leadership roles and responsibilities (exception may be granted under special conditions requested by the Local Unit of Administration (LUA).

Official Transcripts:
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment:
Candidates enrolled in Educational Leadership programs must complete the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment—Program Entry prior to enrollment. If a candidate does not have Tier One Certification in Georgia, evidence of completing this assessment is required.

Proof of Lawful Presence:
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. All applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

Background Check:
A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

  • Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
  • Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University. Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. 
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   Dr. Olajide Agunloye
  
University Hall, Suite 366
   
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
  
706-737-1496

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Application Deadlines:

Fall: June 2

Spring: November 2

Summer: March 1

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