Master of Education in Educational Leadership

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership provides candidates with the content knowledge and credentials necessary to effectively lead schools, districts, multi-million dollar educational organizations, and/or post-secondary educational institutions.

Applicants accepted into the Leadership in Urban Schools, Leading Independent and Charter Schools, or Coaching for Performance concentrations - after completing their coursework and meeting all GaPSC certification requirements - will be eligible for Tier I Leadership Certification.

Applicants accepted into the Higher Education Administration Track and Concentration - after completing their coursework - will be eligible for a variety of leadership positions in post-secondary education including, but not limited to, positions in various student affairs units, university administration, and college athletics administration.

At the conclusion of the program, candidates will possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to lead educational organizations to higher levels of achievement for all students. This program is in accordance with leadership standards and outcomes required for licensure in Georgia by the Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu. Official evaluation of all international academic credentials is required.
  • Employment - Candidates must be employed in a professional role in an organization providing educational services.

Leadership in Urban Schools, Leading Independent and Charter Schools, or Coaching for Performance concentrations:

  • Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership (exam #380) - Upload GACE Leadership Ethics Assessment completion certificate to online application portal.

  • Resume or Professional Vitae - Should document your education, years of teaching experience, current school and district, volunteer and service activities in which you have participated, and any leadership involvement. Resume MUST reflect at least TWO years of professional teaching or administrative experience prior to admission consideration. Upload to the online application portal. 
  • Mentor Form (with GaPSC L5 or higher certified mentor) - You can find the mentor form with instructions here. Upload to the online application portal. 
  • Evaluation Form - Please use the online recommendation system to have your reference form sent electronically. 

Higher Education in Student Affairs concentration:

  • Resume or Professional Vitae

  • Mentor Form - You can find the mentor form with instructions here. Upload to the online application portal.

  • Reference Form - Please use the online recommendation system to have your evaluation form sent electronically

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

This program accepts applications in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Term
    Date
  • Fall
    July 1
  • Spring
    November 1
  • Summer
    April 1

Please submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Their contact information, including mailing address, can be found here.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Graduate Programs in Education
Program Office: 470-578-6043 or educ_grad@kennesaw.edu
Program Website: https://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/degrees-programs/

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