Education Specialist in School Leadership with Building and District Level Emphases General Admissions Requirements
The following documents must be received prior to admission:
- North Georgia Graduate Admissions application and application fee.
- Official transcripts from a regionally-accredited institution where a master's degree in a teaching field was earned. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution and state a cumulative GPA.
- Official scores on the Graduate Record Exam General Test (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Only those scores that are less than six years old will be considered.
- North Georgia Immunization Certification form, in accordance with Board of Regents policy.
Students who have not submitted the above documentation prior to the first day of the term will have a hold placed on their accounts and will not be allowed to register for subsequent terms until all documentation has been received.
To qualify for regular admission, individuals must have:
- Master's degree in a teaching field from a regionally-accredited institution with a grade-point average of at least 3.25.
- NL-5, L-5, or higher certification.
- Official scores on the Graduate Record Exam General Test (GRE) of at least 1,000 (verbal and quantitative combined) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) of at least 400.
- Three years of teaching experience.
- Employment in a leadership position that requires L-5 certification or that the system designates as a leadership position.
- Letter of recommendation from school system superintendent, including verification of employment in a leadership position that requires NL-5 certification (or higher) or that the system designates as a leadership position.
Students who do not meet regular admission requirements for item number(s) 1 or 3 above may be granted provisional admission pending a successful admission appeal (see Appeal of Graduate Admission).
Students may not enroll in EDS courses as a non-degree seeking student.
Transient Student Admission
Students may not enroll in EDS courses as a transient student.
Appeal of Graduate Admission
A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. An appeal must be made in written form to the EDS Program, School of Education, 82 College Circle, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, Georgia 30597-1001. The letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal. A student whose appeal is accepted will be admitted as a provisional student and must complete at least six hours with a grade no less than B to be considered for regular admission. Provisional students are not eligible for financial aid.