MEd in Educational Leadership


The 36-hour MEd in Leadership offers candidates significant opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational settings. Concentrations include Teacher Leadership and Tier One School Administration. 

Education leaders gather in a group discussion to plan out strategies.

Educators who complete the program will be eligible for Tier One Leadership Certification in Georgia or Teacher Leadership certification in Georgia.
All coursework is delivered online.

Areas of Study

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. GPA: Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level (Baccalaureate need not be in education) calculated on all undergraduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.
  2. Minimum Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor'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.
  3. 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.
  4. Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. Referees should be professionals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (usually college professors), employment, research and/or clinical experiences (clinical or research supervisor/ manager) and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.
  5. 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 the 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.
  6. All applicants must possess a valid, level 4 or higher, Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.
  7. Background Check: A clear or expunged criminal background record.
      • 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. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.
  8. Liability Insurance
    Applicants must have the required liability insurance (2 year minimum). 

Tier One School Administration Admission Requirements Standardized Tests:

  1. GRE: Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) OR the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), with either test taken within 5 years of the date of application.
      • Minimum score: 146 Verbal (prior score 400) and 140 Quantitative (prior scores 400) and 3.0 Analytical Writing on the GRE
      • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 may be substituted for either GRE deficient verbal or quantitative score.
  2. Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership AssessmentCandidates enrolled in Tier I Educational Leadership programs, such as Augusta University’s M.Ed. in Leadership-School Administration, must complete the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment—Program Entry prior to enrollment (Test 370).
  3. All applicants must possess a valid, level 4 or higher Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.

Teacher Leadership Admission Requirements:

  1. Must be recommended by the school system administrator (superintendent) or designee
  2. Must have three year’s successful teaching experience: All applicants must possess a valid, level 4 or higher Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.

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   Dr. Olajide Agunoye, University Hall, Suite 366
   2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
   706-737-1496  
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Spring: November 2

Summer: March 1

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