The Bagwell College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership is designed to provide educators with the foundation, advanced knowledge and relevant skills to make a difference in schools and communities today and for the future. Our goal is to provide authentic, relevant instruction to students and to assist educators in meeting their career goals and objectives.
Kennesaw State University’s programs in Educational Leadership, Teacher Leadership, and Higher Education Administration provide opportunities for students to synthesize and apply knowledge and practice. Throughout their studies, students develop the skills identified in professional standards through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings. Educational Leadership and Teacher Leadership curricula are planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school district personnel and with state assessment standards.
Bagwell’s Department of Educational Leadership is committed to providing support to
educational leaders in completing certification and degree status of our performance-based
programs. It is our goal to make the difference in a student’s educational experience.
Please note: The GaPSC requires that students complete assessments prior to enrollment and completion in programs that lead to certification (M.Ed., Tier I Certification Only, Ed.S., Tier II Certification Only). The Ethics Entrance Exam must be taken prior to enrollment in certification programs, and the Ethics Exit Exam and GACE or PASL (Tier I and Tier II, respectively) must be taken prior to completion. Students who have taken the Ethics Exams in a M.Ed./Tier I program do not need to re-take for enrollment into the Ed.S./Tier II.
Masters of Education in Educational Leadership or Teacher Leadership (MEd)
The MEd in Educational Leadership provides future educational leaders with content knowledge they need to successfully lead schools. The MEd in Teacher Leadership prepares classroom teachers to become change agents in their schools who provide professional development, and mentor and coach other teachers.
Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS)
The EdS in Educational Leadership is a residency-based program yielding clear, renewable leadership certification for Georgia.
Education Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD)
The EdD allows current and future education policymakers and leaders to deeply explore the bridge between research and practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration (HEA)
HEA is designed to further develop experienced leaders in the areas of HEA leadership, foundations, organizational management, human resources management, legal and ethical issues, financial management, and other areas of critical need for the twenty-first century higher education administrator.
Tier I GaPSC Cert Only:
The Tier I Certification program in Educational Leadership provides candidates who already hold master’s degrees in education with the content knowledge and credentials necessary to effectively lead schools, districts, and multi-million dollar educational organizations.
Bagwell DifferenceEDL is committed to providing support to educational leaders in completing certification and degree status.
Becoming a LeaderEDL presents opportunities for dedicated professionals to impact the communities where they live and to prepare students for the future.
Program AccreditationOur graduate programs in educational leadership are fully accredited by the CAEP and meet the requirements of the GAPSC.
List of EDL PartnersEDL is committed to preparing leaders in acquiring educational credentials to seek school leadership opportunities.