Tier I- MGRESA Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership (APEL) (END19005)

Credits: 88 / Tuition: $6,000 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $6,850.00 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25 / Current Applicants: 20
Instructor: Penelope Smith
Date: 6/11/2018 thru 6/30/2019 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Building I, Quad B - Central Georgia Technical College Macon, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 5/18/2018

Course Description

Tier I Overview

Middle Georgia RESA’s Tier I-Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership (APEL) program is a non-degree preparation pathway that prepares candidates for entry-level leadership positions that include school level positions below the principal and system level positions that do not supervise principals. Upon entry into the program, Tier I candidates are issued a three (3) year non-renewable leadership certificate that may be converted to a professional leadership certificate when requirements are met. Upon successful completion of this program, Middle GA RESA will make a recommendation that the Georgia Professional Standards Commission award program completers Georgia leader certification, but not a degree.  

The vast majority of work for APEL Tier I involves leading the real work of schools and districts.  Job-embedded learning and tasks are determined based on identified strengths and growth needs of individual candidates as well as the specific needs of the school and/or district. Individual Candidate Support Teams are provided for candidates. The role of this team is to provide structured supervision and guidance in determining appropriate assignments and tasks. At a minimum, the candidate support team shall be composed of the candidate, a trained and qualified leadership coach, a P-12 school-based leader and/or LUA mentor/coach, and a MGRESA leadership supervisor.

In addition to ongoing, daily job-embedded tasks, candidates are required to participate in a mandatory two-week Pre-Residency seminar that addresses school law, the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, and organizational leadership with a focus on teaching, learning, and using data in the school improvement process.  

Throughout the year, candidates attend twelve (12) monthly sessions where they will gain knowledge, skills and experiences that support site-based implementation of practices that provide evidence of mastery of the Georgia Leadership Standards. It is the expectation that candidates will take this knowledge and experience back into the school setting as they lead teams, facilitate job-embedded practices, and participate in making decisions that support school improvement efforts. During this residency experience candidates will be given substantial responsibilities that increase over time in amount and complexity.  

Program Fees:

In MGRESA Network: The cost for the Tier I Program (12-months) $6,000.  

Out of MGRESA Network: The cost for Tier I Program (12-months) $6,500; plus $350 travel fee

Candidates requiring extended program time for completion will be charged on a sliding scale. 

Class Notes

Registration Policy:

Registration and completed applications for this course must be received prior to the April 20th deadline. The registration should be submitted online; however, the application can be sent via email or fax using the contact information below.  Candidates will be selected following an interview and approval process and notified of acceptance no later than May 15, 2018.  Your registration status will remain pending until a payroll deduction agreement has been submitted and approved and the partnership agreement has been signed by all pertinent parties. 

APEL Tier I Application

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive
Warner Robins, GA  31088


Fax: (478) 988-7176 

Summer Seminar dates (mandatory attendance): June 11-15 and June 25-29

Summer Seminar times:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Summer Seminar Location: CGTC, Building I, Quad B- Macon Campus


Monthly Meeting Dates (mandatory attendance):

July 18, August 15 & 16, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11, 2018 

January 15, February 26, March 19, April 16, May 14, 2018, June 18, 2019

Monthly Meeting times:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Monthly Meeting Location:  (All dates EXCEPT April 16): 

CGTC, Building I, Quad B- Macon Campus

Monthly Meeting Location for APRIL 16th ONLY:  

CGTC Warner Robins Campus - Building B Room 224   


This class has been closed.

Registration Policy:

Registration for courses must be received online prior to the registration deadline. Space is limited and is based on first come, first serve basis. Your registration status will remain pending until we receive the registration fee and approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. We currently accept credit cards (except American Express), cash, checks, or money orders.  If mailing your fee, please make payable to Middle Georgia RESA and send to:   

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive, B-228
Warner Robins, GA  31088

For Substitute Teacher Training, we only accept cash or debit/credit cards (except American Express).

Registration Fees are posted for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be returned. If cancellation is not made and registrant does not attend the course, the status will be "No Show" and payment will still be required.