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.


  • Unique to Kennesaw State University

    Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership and Educational Leadership

    This program is truly unique in the state of Georgia. No other program in Georgia is approved to offer this combination of certifications in a single degree. Upon completion of this program and the required state certification tests, candidates will earn certifications for Teacher Leadership (T5 and S5) and Tier I Educational Leadership (L5)

  • 100% Online Program

    Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS)

    The EdS in Educational Leadership is a residency-based program yielding clear, renewable leadership certification for Georgia.

  • 100% Online Program

    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.

Certificates and Endorsements