Master of Education - Educational Administration and Policy

Degree Program Overview

The Tier I/ M.Ed. Program in Educational Administration and Policy leads to initial educational leadership certification in Georgia. Tier I certification prepares educators to serve as assistant principals or district level leaders who do not supervise principals. Program content is aligned with the 2015 Georgia Educational Leadership Standards. The M.Ed. degree /Tier I certification program addresses all standards with an emphasis on practices designed to directly impact the improvement of teaching and learning. Program faculty, school/system personnel, and program candidates will collaborate in the development of performances/clinical practices that align with the 2015 Georgia Educational Leadership Standards and are informed by the Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES) Standards.

A certification-only program is available for candidates who already hold a master’s degree or higher.

Curriculum and Courses

36 hours; 18 hours required, 18 hours elective


The Master of Education in Educational Administration and Policy is a 36-semester hour program. The Tier I curriculum includes 24 semester hours of core courses, 9 semester hours (255 clock hours) of clinical practice courses, and 3 semester hours of research that reflect the primary purpose of the Program in Educational Administration and Policy (EDAP) to bridge theory, research, and practice. 

Courses are offered in a cohort model and are completed in four semesters, or 18 months. 


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Potential Careers

Job titles include: Assistant Principal, District Level Administrator who does not supervise principals

Associated Faculty

Dr. Karen Bryant
Dr. John Dayton
Dr. Elizabeth Debray

Program Webpage


John Dayton
Karen Bryant