The University of Georgia’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is a performance-based program of study designed to prepare school and system leaders who can advance the knowledge and practice of PreK-12 educational administration and support school and system improvement. This program of study, in partnership with Georgia school districts will develop outstanding practitioner/scholars who can effectively lead schools and school districts in the 21st century. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree is offered in Plan A and Plan B. Each consists of 55 semester hours of coursework.
Plan A meets certification requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. To be admitted for the Plan A (Certification Option), the Program in Educational Administration and Policy must have a formal signed partnership agreement with the applicant’s school system, and a letter of recommendation from a system-level administrator that expresses support for the candidate to participate in the Performance-based Program of Study (Plan A).
Plan B is for professionals who wish to earn the Ed.D. degree without the performance-based component that leads to the leadership certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
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Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999