Educational Administration and Policy (MEd)

Degree Program Overview

The MEd in Educational Administration and Policy offers you two tracks, depending on your career goals.

  • The school leadership track is for students who wish to pursue a leadership in their school or district
  • The law and policy track is geared toward students who wish to go on to a doctoral degree, or who wish to work in educational policy positions in government, nonprofits or academia
Leadership Certification Track
  1. Leads to Tier 1 Educational Leadership Certification in Georgia
  2. 4 semester cohort program
  3. Strong partnerships with Georgia Schools and Districts
Law and Policy Track
  1. Individualized curriculum
  2. Options for certification in leadership or law and policy
  3. Nationally renowned faculty in educational administration, policy, and law

Curriculum and Courses

The MEd in Educational Administration and Policy includes studies in:

  • Law, policy, and administration
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Data management and use
  • Leadership in a diverse society

The program culminates in the presentation of a problem of practice that holds specific interest for you. This gives you the opportunity to explore your unique interests, to integrate all of your coursework into a plan for your career, and to create a professional portfolio.

The MEd in Educational Administration and Policy allows you to tailor your studies to your academic and professional areas of focus. Within the 36-semester hour program, you will take:

  • 12 hours of major concentration and core courses
  • 3 hours of research courses
  • 3 hours in an applied project
  • 18 hours of electives

Courses cover topics such as:

  • School law
  • Educational policy analysis
  • Organizational leadership
  • Human resource administration
  • School business and resource management
  • Research in educational administration and policy
  • Applied projects in educational administration and policy

Cost

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Application

Applications are accepted each semester. Applicants must submit valid (within the past 5 years) GRE or MAT scores with their Graduate School application.

Also while completing the Graduate School application, be sure to attach the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official transcripts

Applications are due July 1 (fall), December 1 (spring), and April 1 (summer).

Associated Faculty

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Program Webpage

https://coe.uga.edu/academics/degrees/med/educational-administration-policy

Contact

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Resources

Law and Policy Advisement Form (PDF)

Tier 1 FAQ (PDF)

Tier 1 Flowchart (PDF)