This program provides candidates with credentials to apply for Tier II Educational Leadership Certification. Tier II educators may serve as principals or district level leaders who supervise principals. Tier I Educational Leadership Certification is a program 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.

The graduate program 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 by supporting school and system improvement. This program of study, in partnership with Georgia school districts, develops scholarly practitioners who effectively lead schools and school districts in the 21st century. The doctoral program in Educational Leadership integrates coursework, research, and practice. The core coursework of the program emphasizes studies in professional learning communities, professional development, organizational leadership, and school-community relations. Students also acquire essential knowledge and skills in leadership for social justice and cultural responsiveness, ethical and legal issues, policy analysis, and instructional improvement and change.

Degree Awarded: EdD

Degree Code: EDD_EDLE_GRF (Griffin Campus); EDD_EDLE_GWN (Gwinnett Campus)

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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