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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Tier I Certification Only

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6888

Program Description 

The Certificate Only option in Educational Leadership provides candidates with the content knowledge necessary meet GaPSC requirements for Tier I Educational Leadership certification. It is an eighteen (18) hour program. Admission to Tier I is open to any individual who meets the admission requirements of the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP).  

Admission to and completion of Tier I does not ensure employment in a leadership position. Under state law, completion of an approved Tier I program will not lead to additional pay until employed by a Local Unit of Administration (LUA) in a leadership position that requires Tier I certification. 

EPPs may limit admission based upon program capacity; in other words, admission may be limited if a provider caps enrollment based on various resources including the ability to place candidates with trained mentors. The program is highly professionally oriented, and candidates for the program are expected to currently be employed in an organization providing professional educational services (e.g., school, regional educational service agency, department of education). Field activities incorporate practical and theoretical knowledge necessary for today’s educational leader.  

Admission Requirements

  • Earned master’s degree in professional education or a related field. Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Official transcripts for all degrees must be provided.
    • Official Transcript - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • Resume or Professional Vitae - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document your education, years of teaching experience, current school and district, volunteer and service activities in which you have participated, and any leadership involvement. Resume MUST reflect at least TWO years of professional teaching or administrative experience prior to admission consideration.
  • Mentor Form - Each applicant must obtain a Mentor who meets the GaPSC Mentor Requirements for this program.  Mentor requirements can be found within the  Mentor form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program. 
  • Evaluation Form - Can be sent electronically. Please use the online recommendation system to have your evaluation form sent electronically. You may also find a paper copy of the evaluation form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program. 
  • Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership
  • Employment - Candidates must be employed in a professional role in an organization providing educational services, such as a school, regional educational service agency, or department of education
  • 2 Years of Teaching Experience

Program of Study

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