Being a leader is phenomenally challenging, and it isn’t a career for everyone. The Department’s leadership preparation programs are intentionally among the most rigorous and relevant in the State of Georgia. Our programs were developed in conjunction with highly respected educational leaders from all Georgia’s education sectors (traditional public, public charter, and independent), and our programs work closely with currently-practicing school leaders. As a result of this commitment, we are proud that our leadership candidates have one of the state’s highest rates of professional advancement following admission to their program.
Please find below a description of our programs at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree levels, as well as our "certification only," endorsements, and other programs. For an explanation of which program may be right for you, please click here [link to "Becoming a Leader in Georgia"].
Masters (M.Ed.) Educational LeadershipThe M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare and develop educational leaders to direct school improvement toward higher levels of learning and achievement.
Specialist (Ed.S.) Leadership For LearningThe Educational Specialist (EDS) in Educational Leadership is a professional degree program for qualified candidates who do not have a specialist or doctoral degree.
Doctoral (Ed.D.) Leadership For LearningThe Educational Leadership concentration of the Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Leadership for Learning is designed for experienced educators.
Doctoral (Ed.D.) Higher Ed. Leadership For LearningThe program is designed to develop experienced leaders in the areas of school improvement, strategic planning and institutional development.