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Teacher Leadership, Ed.S.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Doraville, GA, United States
The Specialist in Education in Teacher Leadership is an advanced degree program designed for educators who hold master's level certification in teaching, leadership, or service and who want to develop their skills as teacher leaders within their grade levels and schools (P-12). 

Overview

This performance-based degree program seeks to achieve a proper balance between the experiences required for training a specialist and those required for development as a professional educator working with other educators. Completion of the program and a passing score on the GACE Content Assessment for Teacher Leadership will lead to eligibility for Level 6 certification in Teacher Leadership by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

A Teacher Leadership Portfolio and Online Teacher Leader Network will assist candidates as they transform into highly effective teacher leaders prepared to meet today's challenges. Other support elements include coaches, candidate support teams, and individual growth plans.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to: 

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of curriculum and apply this knowledge to the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to standards
  • Model best practices in pedagogy and serve as a mentor and coach for other educators
  • Work with others to design and implement assessment practices and analyze data for monitoring and improving teaching and learning through data-informed decision making
  • Expand theoretical and practical knowledge of teachers with an understanding of the social-cultural, legal, political, and philosophical forces that influence the school environment

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Measurement & Assessment in Teaching 
  • Leadership in Teaching 
  • Residency I 
  • Advanced Curriculum & Instruction
  • Leadership in Professional Development 
  • Residecy II 
  • Philosonphy of Education 

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

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 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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