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"].

  • Unique to Kennesaw State University

    Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership and Educational Leadership (MEd)

    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)

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    Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership (EdS)

    The Educational Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership is a professional degree program for qualified candidates who do not have a specialist or doctoral degree.

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    Education Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD)

    The Educational Leadership concentration of the Educational Doctorate (EdD) in Leadership for Learning is designed for experienced educators.

Ceritificates and Endorsements