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Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Doraville, GA, United States
Mercer's Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare individuals for Tier One Educational Leadership Certification in Georgia. Upon completion of the Tier One, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program and passing scores on GACE content assessments, graduates of this program are eligible to apply for Level 5 certification in Educational Leadership.

Overview

Students learn to become transformational leaders and will be eligible for leadership positions at the level of Assistant Principal or below within the building, or any leadership position at the district level that does not supervise principals.

PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is offered in a 50/50 hybrid format at our Atlanta, Macon and Henry County locations. Students are admitted three times per year in August, January and May. Courses operate on a time-compressed format, with eight-week class sessions. Students will alternate between in-class meetings and on-site, clinical practice hours at their own schools.

Tier One Educational Leadership Certification-Only

Tift College of Education also offers a non-degree, Tier One Educational Leadership Certification-Only program. This program is open to students who hold a Master's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited college or university, and a current Level 5 Georgia certificate in any field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Today's Schools
  • School Law and Ethics
  • Leadership in Curriculum
  • Leadership in Instructional Supervision
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Managing the School Environment
  • Educational Research for School Leaders
  • Technology for School Leaders
  • Leadership Clinical Internship 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit a completed application along with application fee. 
  • Must submit a minimum of two, but preferably three letters of recommendation for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an ABET accredited program, but applicants will be considered with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent internationally.
  • Submit GRE score on the general section of the test. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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