24 months
7560 USD/year
7560 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Mercer University'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.


Key facts

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 at Mercer University 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students are admitted three times per year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms.


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • All Official Sealed College transcript(s) Showing Conferral of Bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Written narrative of career and academic goals
  • Résumé
  • Principal Verification form
  • GACE Ethics for Educational Leaders Assessment Certificate
  • Current copy of teaching certificate
  • Possible Additional Application Materials Include:
  • Possible faculty interview

Additional Requirements for International Applicants 

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
  • Official Translations
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. 
  • Financial Guarantee
  • Visa Status

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3780 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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