Mercer University

School of Education

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, P-12 track


PO Box 2140

AACC Bldg, Ste 335

Atlanta, GA 30303

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in performance-based Educational Leadership, Certification upgrade in performance-based Educational Leadership also available

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Mercer University's Tift College of Education is the largest private preparer of professional educators in Georgia. In addition to a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, Tift's Educational Leadership Program offers the P-12 performance-based School Leadership track for the Ph.D in Educational Leadership degree. The vision and mission of the college is professional preparation of "Transforming Practitioners" in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, both public and private. The program begins two cohorts annually each Fall term; one at the Macon campus and one at the Atlanta campus. Program Goals: 1. To prepare educational leaders for Georgia's schools. 2. To meet the growing demand for highly qualified school leaders in Georgia who are consumers of research and whose practices are influenced by that research. 3. To provide leaders in higher education with a research-based and applicable skill sets to ensure successful operations of colleges and university programs. 4. To develop partnerships with public schools and agencies. The annual Fall PhD cohort will convene classes one or two weeknight evenings per week from 5pm-9:30pm, in two 8-week sessions over a 16-week semester. Coursework is taken sequentially in a prescribed class calendar, with one-time mandatory all-day Saturday Leadership Academy. Summary of Curriculum: Professional Studies in P-12 School Leadership – 24 hours Research Block – 15 hours Core (includes dissertation and internship) – 24 hours Optional: PL-7 Certification Upgrade - additional 6 hours for the Performance-Based Internship earned in two additional semesters during an academic year, extends program time to completion to a minimum of four years.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 63

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 661 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 14000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 14000 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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