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The Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership is a 36 credit hour graduate program leading to a Georgia S-5 (service) field certificate. The Teacher Leadership program is a school leadership program intended for classroom teachers who seek greater responsibility and influence beyond their individual classrooms. The program will provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills required for leadership roles from perspectives not usually afforded in traditional classroom teacher training programs. Candidates will be provided with curricular, pedagogical, and organizational skills' enhancements needed to become effective teacher leaders.

The Teacher Leadership program at Georgia Regents University is based upon the definition below:

Teacher leaders are educators who use their expertise to improve student learning by working outside the classroom in formal and informal ways to augment the professional skills of colleagues, to strengthen the culture of the school, and to improve the quality of instruction (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2009).

  1. Our M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is an approved program.
  2. The GACE in Teacher Leadership is ready. Our completers can take the test and if they meet the qualifying score, the GRU COE can recommend them for S-5. This is the bridge or conversion process that the GRU COE submitted to the PSC last fall in our program review.
  3. Anyone who completes the Teacher Leadership degree before the test is completed, can take the test once it is available. If the completer is successful on the test, then the GRU COE can review their previously completed degree and recommend a conversion of the T-5 to an S-5.

A revision of the Teacher Leadership Candidate Handbook is available with all the guiding prompts (that have been posted previously on the Teacher Leadership website), so that candidates can readily see all the prompts for which responses are required in the online submission system.

Please consider accessing the at http://gace.ets.org/s/pdf/gace_teacher_leadership_assessment_candidate_handbook.pdf.

The GaPSC granted two (2) additional years for Teacher Leadership (TL) candidates who entered TL programs on or before January 15, 2014, to pass the Teacher Leadership GACE. The GaPSC is amending our content assessment requirement in the field of Teacher Leadership to allow for a full pilot period as follows:

  • As part of a full pilot, all candidates completing state-approved Teacher Leadership Programs between Spring 2014 and Summer 2016 must attempt, but do not have to pass the Teacher Leadership GACE to meet the assessment requirement of the certificate upgrade. These candidates will receive their certificate upgrade upon program completion and recommendation by their EPP, but have two (2) years to attempt the Teacher Leadership GACE before their certificate upgrade expires.
  • After the pilot period, all candidates completing state-approved Teacher Leadership Programs Fall 2016 or later must pass the Teacher Leadership GACE to meet the assessment requirement of the certificate upgrade. These candidates will receive their certificate upgrade upon program completion and recommendation by their EPP, but have one (1) year to pass the Teacher Leadership GACE before their certificate upgrade expires.

All TL candidates are encouraged to submit their best work during this full pilot period, which will provide useful data to inform their practice and to inform your TL program.

Regarding the date of the submission windows, the proposed submission deadlines for administrations through Spring 2018 are provided below:

 Administration Window  Submission Window Deadline  Score Report Available (approx.)
 Spring 2015  31-May-15  15-Jul-15
 Fall 2015  31-Dec-15  15-Feb-16
 Spring 2016  30-Apr-16  15-Jun-16
 Fall 2016  31-Dec-16  15-Feb-17
 Spring 2017  30-Apr-17  15-Jun-17
 Fall 2017  31-Dec-17  15-Feb-18
 Spring 2018  30-Apr-18  15-Jun-18

Proposed Submission Windows with Completion Dates

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Paulette Harris (706-729-2045) pharris1@gru.edu
Dr. Olajide Agunloye (706-667-4495) oagunloy@gru.edu
Dr. Samuel Hardy (706-667-4506) shardy5@gru.edu

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College of Education Graduate Admissions
Teacher Leader Program of Study
M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Program of Study

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