Area of Educational Leadership
The mission of the Educational Leadership Program is to inspire and develop educational leaders who can transform schools into communities of inquiry that pursue high levels of learning, equity, and democratic ideals. Admission to the Ed.S. Leadership Program requires a partnership between the employee's school district or administration and the University of West Georgia. This partnership allows the employer to be part of the leadership training model and requires the employer to identify the leader or aspiring leader as a candidate for the Ed.S. Program and thus the Performance Based Leadership Certificate (PL-6) in educational leadership in Georgia.
The University of West Georgia's performance-based Ed.S. Leadership program emphasizes job embedded learning through a coaching model. The Educational Specialist Program affords candidates advanced preparation in educational leadership for both school level and system level leadership positions. Candidates who successfully complete the program earn a Performance Based Leadership Certificate (PL-6) in educational leadership. The primary component of the program is a field-based residency in which students are provided the opportunity to practice, learn and demonstrate performance while on the job as an educational leader. Eighteen semester hours of the program are in the residency and twelve hours are in course work, most of which can be taken concurrently with the residency.
Leadership Residencies begin ONLY during Summer Semesters and candidates must have completed the PSC Required Pre-Service courses PRIOR to beginning the Leadership Residency. Applications for the Summer 2013 Residency Cohort has closed. The deadline for Fall, 2013 application is July 8 and the deadline for Spring, 2014 admission is October 15, 2013.
The Ed.S. program will now be provisionally admitting candidates to complete PSC Required Pre-Service course work the semester prior to beginning their full program.
Leadership Residencies begin ONLY during Summer Semesters and candidates must have completed the PSC Required Pre-Service courses PRIOR to beginning the Leadership Residency. The next Residency Cohort with openings begins in June, 2014.
Please send all documents directly to the College of Education, Office of Graduate Studies, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118. Inquiries related to the status of your application should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies by calling 678-839-5430, or email Ms. Ciara Tompkins at email@example.com. Fax: 678-839-6174
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