The EdS in Educational Administration and Policy leads to Tier II Educational Leadership Certification. Tier II educators are eligible to serve as principals or principal supervisors. Tier I Educational Leadership Certification is a prerequisite.

The program in educational administration and policy is committed to providing world-class teaching, research, and service related to educational administration and policy for the improvement of learning for all students.

Degree Awarded: EdS

Degree Code: EDS_EDAP (Athens Campus); EDS_EDAP_GWN (Gwinnett Campus)

The program in educational administration and policy prepares students for careers as educational policy analysts, researchers, college and university faculty, and school administrators.

Degree programs in the program provide students with a thorough understanding of educational policy analysis, administrative studies, social and behavioral sciences, educational foundations, and a broad range of research methods including historical, econometric, legal, qualitative, and quantitative data analysis. Students apply multi-disciplinary and critical ways of thinking to the analysis of problems of educational policy and practice in a diverse, democratic society.

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy

315 River’s Crossing
850 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602-4811

Graduate Coordinator: Aliki Nicolaides


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