Application Deadlines (Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 entry)

(Spring Entry) Standard Deadline:  November 2, 2020
(Summer Entry) Standard Deadline: March 2, 2021
(Fall Entry) Standard Deadline:  June 2, 2021


Application Fee (non-refundable): $55.00

Track Selection
Applicants must select either the 30 hour (straight Ed.S. degree program) or 48 hour (extended Ed.S. degree program) track when applying to the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. The 30 hour Tier II track is for individuals who already hold Tier I certification or its equivalent. The 30 hour program may lead to Tier II certification. The 48 hour Tier I and Tier II track is for individuals with a master’s degree or higher in an area other than educational leadership and seek to add Tier I and Tier II certification.

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

 

- 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.

- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.


The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at ipso@augusta.edu

 

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Olajide Agunloye, PhD
Program Director
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Macy Rice 
Progam Coordinator 
(706) 729-2980 
 marice@augusta.edu

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Program Overview

Admission Requirements

(Spring, SUmmer, and Fall 2021 Entry Terms)

Minimum 3.0 GPA at the Master’s level calculated on all graduate work attempted in which letter grades were awarded.

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.

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.

Augusta University
The Office of Academic Admissions
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912

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 graduateadmissions@augusta.edu

An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services:Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

A letter of recommendation from Building or District Administrator verifying leadership certification is required or is being required for the applicant. Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the name and current email addresses for Building or District Administrator who can verify your leadership position. Once your application is submitted, the recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation. To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (CollegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).

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The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

The minimum scores are:

  • 213 computer-based
  • 79 internet-based
  •  No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test


Program Specific requirements

An oral interview is required as part of the admission process before a final decision is made on admission into the Tier-II program. 

A valid, level 5 or higher Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, or service field certificate.

A valid Tier I Educational Leadership Certificate or its equivalent.

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.

The LUA Tier-II Clinical Practice Permission Form, stating you will be released for the equivalent of two hours per day for the required clinical practice,must be obtained and signed by your district Superintendent(or authorized designee).

NOTE: This requirement is after that applicant has completed Tier I and is beginning Tier II work.

NOTE: The Tier 1 Section courses are only prerequisites within the Extended Ed.S. Program. To obtain a Tier-I Certification within the Extended Ed.S. Program, you must have taken, at a minimum, one more course in the Tier-II Section (excluding the Tier-II Clinical Practice Residency Courses). This will make the 21 credit-hours required for Tier-1 Certification.


ADDITONAL INFORMATION

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.

Additional Links: Fair Credit Reporting Act and Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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 US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.

Testing and Disability Services  
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

Application Review 

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance. 

Decision Notification 
Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.

  • While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.
  • Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
  • Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.