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Tier II Education Specialist in Educational Leadership​ (Ed. S.)

The University of North Georgia offers the Tier II Education Specialist in Educational Leadership​ (Ed. S.) program for school leaders who have a TIER I certificate, currently serve in a leadership position in a P-12 setting (requiring TIER I certification) and already hold a Master’s degree or higher in Educational Leadership. An add-on program is also available for those who already have a Specialist or Higher Degree.

Campus Availability

Gainesville Campus

Quick Info

  • Rolling admissions
  • Program runs for four (4) consecutive semesters
  • Program for practitioners taught by expert educators
  • Each semester contains two courses and a clinical component 
  • Program entails full specialist degree culminating in Tier 2 certification (32 hours)
    • Add-on option is available for those who have an approved specialist or higher degree (24 hours)
  • All candidates must complete four (4) consecutive semesters of performance-based internship requiring 750 contact hours
    • Internships are four (4) semester hours per semester
  • Program assessments include electronic portfolio and research projects

Program Contact

Dr. James Zoll, Coordinator

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