Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-6888

Program Description

The Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership provides candidates with the content knowledge and credentials necessary to effectively lead schools, districts, multi-million dollar educational organizations, and/or post-secondary educational institutions.  Applicants accepted into the Leadership in Urban Schools, Leading Independent and Charter Schools, or Coaching for Performance concentrations - after completing their coursework and meeting all GaPSC certification requirements - will be eligible for Tier I Leadership Certification. Applicants accepted into the Higher Education Administration Track and Concentration - after completing their coursework -  will be eligible for a variety of leadership positions in post-secondary education including, but not limited to, positions in various student affairs units, university administration, and college athletics administration. 

At the conclusion of the program, candidates will possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to lead educational organizations to higher levels of achievement for all students. This program is in accordance with leadership standards and outcomes required for licensure in Georgia by the Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Employment role in an organization providing educational services 
  • 2.75 GPA in bachelor’s degree coursework or most recent graduate degree  
  • Transcripts from each college attended 
  • Admissions Portfolio (content differs based on concentration)
    • Applicants in the Leadership in Urban Schools, Leading Independent and Charter Schools, or Coaching for Performance concentrations must include the following:
      • Professional Resume
      • Reference Form
      • Mentor Form (with GaPSC L5 or higher certified mentor)
      • Evidence of two years of teaching experience
      • GACE Leadership Ethic Assessment Completion Certificate
      • Evidence of Initial Certification in Georgia or completion of Program Admission Assessment
    • Applicants in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Concentration must include the following:
      • Professional Resume
      • Reference Form
      • Mentor Form
 
Admission Criteria for Unique Cases
Students classified as non-degree students are not permitted to enroll in the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. This program will not provide graduate level course work for certification renewal purposes. 

Transfer Credit

Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the program coordinator or department chair. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or higher) may be applied toward a degree program. Transfer credit is rarely awarded toward Certification Only Programs. No courses will be accepted for transfer credit if they are more than five years old at the time of evaluation or have been used in completing another degree.  Transfer credit includes all course work accepted into the M.Ed. program prior to admission in full standing (maximum nine semester hours), whether earned at another institution or at Kennesaw State University. 

Petition to Graduate

Each M.Ed. candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

Tracks (15 Credit Hours)


Concentration (9 Credit Hours)


Complete degree requirements with one of the following concentrations. 

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)


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