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Educational Leadership

The Master of Education with a major in Leadership is a fully online, performance-based program that prepares educators to assume leadership positions including assistant principal or central office staff.

Graduates of the program will be eligible for Tier I Educational Leadership certification in Georgia, upon successful completion of the GACE 311 Assessment.

Educational Leadership is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing



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Educational Leadership


What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Education with a major in Leadership with a concentration in School Administration program will complete 36 credit hours of coursework, including three hours of Tier I certification clinical residency.

The program is offered fully online and can be completed in three consecutive semesters.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Augusta University’s College of Education and Human Development is a hub for educational outreach and professional learning opportunities, including the Impacting Student Learning Conference.

Required residency hours provide valuable field experience with on-site mentors overseen by supervising instructors.

The Central Savannah River Oral History Project explores changes in the area’s education system by recording the memories of those who were involved in the change. 

Online Delivery

Coursework is delivered fully online, allowing working educators to pursue academic advancement while currently employed and waive the university’s mandatory fees.

Performance Based

The program offers extensive opportunities to apply knowledge in real-world educational leadership settings.

Dedicated Faculty

The supportive faculty are committed to high-impact practices that foster positive learning and innovative research.

Financial Assistance

Along with university-wide scholarships and financial assistance, the College of Education provides several scholarship opportunities for qualifying students.

Your Future

Career Options

Educators earning a master’s in Educational Leadership are eligible to assume school-level leadership positions below principal and district-level leadership positions that do not supervise principals.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. 

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. 

Standardized Test Requirements: None are required for this program.

Certificate: A valid, level 4 or clear, renewable Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate must be submitted in the application portal.

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*Tuition & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

Detailed Program Tuition Information

Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Spring '25 Application Deadline

  • November 2, 2024

Summer '24 Application Deadline

  • March 2, 2025

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • June 2, 2025

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. The program does not accept applications after the application deadline; however, the program will continue to accept application materials up to 3 weeks after the application deadline.

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

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

With most classes delivered online, you’re able to work toward your goals while remaining at your current job.

The College of Education and Human Development has solid and longstanding relationships with local schools, maximizing the field experiences important to your learning and growth.

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Jaguars give back to the greater Augusta community

“Our campus is part of the community. We are not an island and it’s important that we build strong, collaborative, lasting and meaningful relationships."

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Augusta University celebrates its outstanding faculty

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Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

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AU’s 2024 Academic Recognition Day Scholar celebrates success

“I learned about being chosen as the Academic Recognition Day Scholar for Augusta University like a week before I found out that I got into the physician assistant program."

Learning Like No Other

The Augusta University College of Education and Human Development is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.