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, organizational
and leadership skills' enhancements needed to become effective teacher leaders.
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Our program is based on this 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 MEd in Teacher Leadership is an approved program.
- The Performance-based GACE in Teacher Leadership is ready. Our completers can take
the test and if they meet the qualifying score, the College of Education can recommend
them for S-5.
- Anyone who has completed an MEd degree program and meets other required criteria can
enroll in the Teacher Leadership Certification-only Program.
- Anyone who has completed an MEd degree in Teacher Leadership but has never taken the
Teacher Leadership GACE can take the test. If the completer is successful on the test,
then the College of Education can review the previously completed degree and recommend
a conversion of the T-5 to an S-5 upon meeting any criteria based on recommendations
from the review.
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More info on GACE Leadership Assessment
All candidates completing state-approved Teacher Leadership Programs from Fall 2016
or later must pass the Teacher Leadership GACE to meet the assessment requirement
of the certificate upgrade.