Educational Leadership Tier II


Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

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.

All coursework is delivered online.

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Extended Ed.S in Educational Leadership

The Extended Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is a 48-hour performance-based program for educators who hold a Master's degree in non-leadership fields and currently in leadership positions and seeking to seamlessly continue into the Ed.S/Tier II Leadership program after completing an integrated Tier I program during the early stage of the program. 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.

Leadership Tier II Certification Only

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.

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 Ed.S. Leadership Tier II

Extended Ed.S.

Leadership Tier II Certification Only

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. 

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:

  • 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.

Important Requirements
Minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

A valid, level 5 or higher Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, or service field certificate. A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience.

Letters of Recommendation
A notice of recommendation by the school system administrator (superintendent or designee) ensuring that the applicant will be released for a minimum of two hours per day to perform leadership responsibilities, activities, and assignments during the Tier II required clinical practice residencies. NOTE: This requirement is after that applicant has completed Tier I and is beginning Tier II work. The template for this notice is provided by the College of Education for the school system’s authorized signature(s).

GACE Exam Requirements Tier I
Educational Leadership GACE (Test 301): Candidates enrolled in Tier I Educational Leadership programs, must attempt Test 301 prior to program completion and must pass the assessment to obtain an Educational Leadership Tier I Certificate, before proceeding to the Tier-II segment. 
Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment (Test 370): Candidates enrolled in any GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership program on or after July 1, 2016 must have completed (do not have to pass) the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment –Program Entry (Test 370) prior to enrollment. A candidate who completes this program entry requirement for Tier 1 certification does not have to complete Test 370 for Tier II certification.

All candidates completing any GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership program on or after July 1, 2016 must attempt the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership-Program Exit (Test 380) prior to completion and must pass the assessment to earn certification in the field of Educational Leadership Tier-I certificate. A candidate who passes the Program Exit (Test 380) for Tier I certification does not have to pass Test 380 for Tier II certification.

Exam Requirements Tier II
Educational Testing Services Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) must be successfully passed in order to add Tier II certification in Educational Leadership. The PASL is an evidence-based (artifacts-based) portfolio assessment that measures a school leader's capability as an instructional leader. Additional information is available.

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. 

Contact Us

   Dr. Olajide Agunloye
  
University Hall, Suite 366
   
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
  
706-737-1496

Application Deadlines

In order for an individual to be considered the online application and all materials must be received on or before the deadlines below.

Fall: June 2

Spring: November 2

Summer: April 2

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