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Educational Specialist
Teacher Leadership

 

For:

Certified teachers with a desire to become leaders and mentors who are critical thinkers and reflective decision-makers in their schools. Candidates admitted to the Ed.S. degree in Teacher Leadership must hold a Master’s degree and must possess a Georgia professional T-5 certificate and have 3 years teaching experience.

The purpose of this program is to prepare classroom teachers to develop as leaders in their schools and school systems who will facilitate the design and implementation of sustained, intensive, and job-embedded professional learning based in their schools and school systems. Completers also posses the understandings that enable them to use fundamental research methods to address educational problems and assume leadership roles beyond the classroom.

How You Learn:

This is a hybrid cohort program. During your core classes, for five nights out of each 8 week course, class will be held from 5:45 p.m to 8:45 p.m. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, the program can be completed in less than 2 years. Students must report a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission. Any student provisionally admitted must take the 1-credit Scholarly Writing course during the semester before taking any Master’s level courses.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Educational Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership. Recommendation for a Service (S) certificate P-12 requires a passing score on the Teacher Leadership GACE.

Degree Requirements:

Advanced Professional Knowledge:

Course #

Title

Hours

EDU 603

Best Practices in Teaching and Learning

3

EDU 613

Curriculum Design and Development for Student Achievement

3

 

Hours:

6

Research and Inquiry Skills:

Course #

Title

Hours

EDU 612

Teacher as a Researcher*

3

EDU 617

Using Data to Improve Schools

3

 

Hours:

6

Professional and Ethical Practice:

Course #

Title

Hours

EDU 601

Orientation to Advanced Programs in Education

0

EDU 602

Teacher as Leader and Mentor

3

EDU 611

Leading the Professional Learning Community

3

EDU 615

Educational Law

3

EDU 616

Educational Reform

3

EDU 618

Building Collaborative Teams

3

EDU 630

Teacher Leadership Internship

6

 

Advanced Graduate Professional Dispositions

0

 

Hours:

21

 

Total Program Hours:

33

Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.

Candidates must also meet the following requirements:

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