The mission of the Master's Degree in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) at Georgia State University is to prepare graduates to be effective instructional leaders who positively impact student achievement. The master's degree program of study includes EPEL 7000 - Educational Leadership and Organizational Culture (3) and EPEL 7330 - School Law (3). These two courses serve as prerequisites for the Performance-Based Specialist (Ed.S.) and Performance-Based Add-on in Educational Leadership.
The M.Ed. in Urban Teacher Leadership creates a cadre of teachers who will become change agents that positively affect their classrooms, their schools, their communities, and their school districts as well as the national conversation about educational change. Specifically, the program is for teachers who will remain in their classrooms while assuming leadership roles in the schools and in the larger context of the school community. The program is developed around a set of academic and field experiences that provide basic knowledge and skills for leadership in collaboration, writing for change, reflective thinking, problem solving, and the advocacy of excellence in urban education.
This program has been developed specifically for teachers in urban school settings. Both experience in urban schools and urban research studies suggest that urban communities meet unique challenges that must be addressed by teachers in those schools. Students will collaborate inside and outside the classroom with cohort members, with university faculty, with community agencies, and with urban leaders. To complete the program, the student must develop a master’s leadership project designed to effect school change.
The mission of the Performance-Based Specialist (Ed.S.) and Performance-Based Add-on in Educational Leadership at Georgia State University is to prepare graduates to be effective school and/or system leaders who positively impact student achievement. The program is designed to fulfill the requirements of PL-6 Educational Leadership certification by the State of Georgia.
The purpose of the Professional Doctorate in Education (Ed. D.) with a major in Educational Leadership is to advance the development and practice of effective educational leadership. The program, delivered in a three-year, closed cohort, executive (weekend) model, consists of 45 hours of course work and 9 hours of dissertation work for a total of 54 hours.
M.Ed. in Urban Teacher Leadership