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Tier 1 Educational Leadership Certification Program Only-School Leadership and Administration

The University of North Georgia offers a certificate in Tier 1 Educational Leadership Certification Program-School Leadership and Administration. The program is designed for educators who have a master's degree and are preparing for leadership positions in public schools.

Application Deadline

Summer, May 1

Quick Facts

Qualifies candidates for Tier I certification
Cohort model - hybrid format
Cohort location to be decided
Federal financial aid not available
Master's degree and 3 years teaching experience required

Program Questions?

College of Education
Dr. Catherine Rosa, Coordinator
678-717-2369
crosa@ung.edu

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certification Non-Degree

Requirements

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 scale) at the master's level calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures.
  • Three years of teaching experience.
  • Required Supplemental Documents
    • Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or school/district administrator.
    • Professional Resume

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include a check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
  • Required supplemental documents may be uploaded with your application or emailed to grads@ung.edu.

Submit official transcript confirming master’s degree.

  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

Appeal of Graduate Admission

A candidate whose application is denied has the right to appeal the decision. Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.

  • Students whose appeals are granted will be admitted as provisional students.
  • Students are not eligible for financial aid while taking courses under a provisional admission status.
  • Students may not appeal for regular admission.

Appeals must be submitted to:
Graduate Admissions
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001
grads@ung.edu

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