Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Add-On Tier II Leadership Certification

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The program fulfills the requirements of the Tier II Performance-Based Educational Leadership certification for the State of Georgia. The purpose of the Tier II Performance-Based Specialist Add-on certification program in Educational Leadership at Georgia State University is to prepare graduates to be effective school and system leaders who positively impact student achievement. Throughout the program, students work on meaningful projects in a focused manner that is designed to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are required to lead school and district improvement efforts. Georgia State collaborates closely with its partner districts to help assure that students are being properly prepared to successfully address the school and district needs.

Program Admission

This program is appropriate for applicants who already have specialist’s degrees and wish to add leadership certification. Applicants for the Add-On Certification must be full-time, practicing educators and be employed in a leadership role in a partnering school system. Because Tier II certification is not a self-select program in the state of Georgia, applicants must receive written permission from their employers to participate.

Program Academic Regulations

Students must earn a “B” or higher in all courses in the add-on program. If students earn a grade below a grade of “B” in a required course, the students with the advice and consent of his or her advisor may substitute another course for that requirement.

Program advisors may approve substitute courses as necessary.

Following the completion of coursework, persons wishing to obtain the Tier II certification in the State of Georgia must receive a passing score on the GACE Educational Leadership Tests.

Certificate Requirements

Required (18 Hours)

Total Hours for Certification: Minimum of 18 Semester Hours