MEd in Educational Leadership

The 36-hour M.Ed. in Leadership offers candidates significant opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational settings. Educators who complete the program will be eligible for Tier One Leadership Certification in Georgia. The degree may be completed in three consecutive semesters.
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Educators who complete the program will be eligible for Tier One Leadership Certification in Georgia. The degree may be completed in three consecutive semesters.

Admission to and completion of a Tier I program will not ensure employment in a leadership position, nor will it guarantee a pay increase. According to Georgia law, individuals must be employed by a Local Unit of Administration (LUA) in a position that requires leadership certification in order to receive a pay increase based upon earning Tier I certification.

All coursework is delivered online.

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Areas of Study

MEd School Administration

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Liability Insurance
    Applicants must have the required liability insurance (2 year minimum). 
  • 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).



Contact Us

   Dr. Olajide Agunloye
University Hall, Suite 366
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


Application Deadlines:

Fall: June 2

Spring: November 2

Summer: March 2 (Extended to April 2nd)


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