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Professional Educators who wish to be in administration
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Professional Educators whose goals include serving as a school administrator may wish to consider a program in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on instructional leadership.
At Piedmont, we offer two options for students interested in pursuing certification in Educational Leadership:
Tier Two Educational Leadership Certification Program: Comprised of eight, three-credit hour courses, and five, one-hour courses, for a total of 29 credit hours. In addition to coursework at the post-Tier I certification level, candidates will complete a performance-based residency.
Individuals must currently hold the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Applicants must have passed the GACE assessments in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Ethics in Educational Leadership. Individuals must currently hold certification in Tier I Educational Leadership.
Graduate Admissions Application
- Official, final college or university transcript
- Three professional references; one each from:
- The Applicant's Current Principal or Superintendent
- Former instructor
- Professional colleague
- Copy of current educator certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Candidates from independent schools should submit a letter from the principal of head of school verifying full-time employment as a teacher or educational administrator. (Note: candidates not currently certified in Georgia who are seeking certification must contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.)
- Professional Activities Resume
- Personal Affirmation Form
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