The performance-based certification non-degree program offers candidates the opportunity to become certified in performance-based leadership (PL 6 or 7) at the building level or system level.
- Fall Deadline: July 1
- Spring Deadline: November 1
- Summer Deadline: April 1
To pursue the Certificate in Educational Leadership, applicants must hold a specialist’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited or GaPSC approved institution, hold a Tier I Educational Leadership Certificate, and currently serve in a leadership role as defined by their school system.
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Requirements for Certification in Educational Leadership (Tier II)
|Area A Core||9|
|The Faculty advisor will collaborate with the candidate and school system partners to evaluate graduate course work to identify appropriate courses for transfer or enrollment.|
|Area B Residency||18|
|Advanced Leadership Field-Based Experiences I|
|Advanced Leadership Field-Based Experiences II|
|Advanced Leadership Field-Based Experiences III|
The residency will be completed at the candidate's work site under the supervision of a Candidate Support Team consisting of a site mentor, a university advisor/coach, and the candidate.
Please note that all students who hold or are seeking this degree and/or GaPSC educator certification must successfully complete EDUC 5999. Prior to being recommended for a clear/renewable Georgia leadership certificate, a candidate must meet the GaPSC Special Requirements (PSC Rule 505-2-20)--Identification and Education of Children with Special Needs and pass the GACE Educational Performance-Based Leadership Assessment.