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Counselor Education,
Leadership, and Research

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 classroom. 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. Completers are eligible to apply for T-5. The GRU COE cannot recommend them for Teacher Leadership as there is no GACE in that area.
  2. The GACE in Teacher Leadership is supposed to be ready in spring of 2014. After the test is in place, 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.

Certificate Upgrade Assessments

The assessments for certificate upgrades in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology, and Teacher Leadership will be offered by ETS in the spring of 2014.

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Paulette Harris (706-729-2045)
Dr. Olajide Aunloye (706-667-4495)
Dr. Samuel Hardy (706-667-4506)

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


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