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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Return to: 4140 Department of Educational Policy Studies  

The M.Ed. major in Educational Leadership prepares leaders in the field of educational administration. The purpose of the Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Georgia State University is to prepare graduates to be effective school and/or 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 distract improvement efforts. The program fulfills the requirements of the Tier 1 Performance-Based Educational Leadership certification for the State of Georgia.

Program Academic Regulations

Students must earn a “B” or higher in all courses listed in the major section in the M.Ed. program of study. A student who receives a course grade below a “B” may take that course a second time. If the student does not meet the grade requirement for the course a second time, the student is not eligible to continue in the program. Students also must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their courses.

Evaluation of a student’s performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student’s academic performance as well as the student’s performance in applied practice and internship classes. A student may be dropped from a course, the program, or both if the welfare of the student’s clientele or prospective clientele or the functioning of a school or agency is, in the judgment of the EPS faculty, in jeopardy as a result of the student’s behavior. Students in this program are expected to follow the latest version of the Georgia Leadership Standards.

Degree Requirements

Professional Studies (9 Hours)

Additional Requirements

Along with course requirements, students are expected to meet program requirements. Those requirements include:

  • Portfolio and log internship activity hours
  • Reflection Journal
  • Successfully complete the Georgia Ethics Pre-and-Post Assessments
  • Successfully complete the Georgia Assessment for Certification of Educators (GACE) Leadership Exam

Total Semester Hours for Degree: Minimum of 36