Tier II- MGRESA Alternative Preparation for Education Leadership (APEL) (END19006)

Credits: 88 / Tuition: $6,000 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $6,500.00 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25 / Current Applicants: 0
Instructor: Penelope Smith
Date: 6/26/2018 thru 6/30/2019 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bldg I, Quad B - Central Georgia Technical College Macon, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 4/20/2018

Course Description

Tier II Overview

Middle Georgia RESA’s Tier II - Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership (APEL) program (Tier II) is a non-degree preparation pathway that leads to Tier II Advanced Level Leadership certification.  APEL prepares individuals to serve in advanced leadership positions that include P-12 school level principals or the equivalent, superintendents, or other LUA staff who supervise principals. Upon successful completion of this program, Middle GA RESA will notify the Georgia Professional Standards Commission that the candidate has met program requirements and is qualified for a professional Performance-Based Tier II certificate.

Tier II will be completed by candidates who are employed by a regionally accredited LUA in a Tier II level leadership position full time or part-time for at least a half day, every day, over a twelve (12) month period. During this time, candidates will be engaged in substantial, sustained, standards-based work.

Residency experiences will require that candidates demonstrate the ability to lead, facilitate, and make decisions as P-12 school leaders. To support this process, candidates will be assigned substantial responsibilities that increase over time in amount and complexity.

Upon acceptance into the program, candidates will participate in a mandatory three-day Pre-Residency seminar.

Candidates will also attend twelve (12) monthly sessions where they will gain knowledge of effective research-based leadership dispositions and skills and practice skills that will be transferable to leading teams at the school or district levels. These four-hour, face-to-face sessions will be conducted twelve (12) times throughout the twelve (12) month Tier II period.


Admission to Tier II is open to those who have completed Tier I leadership certification or the equivalent. All candidates must meet the following criteria:

1. Candidates must be employed in a leadership position in a LUA requiring professional performance-based leadership certification at Tier II.

2. In addition, practicing educators seeking admission must:

(i)  Receive the recommendation of the employing LUA for participation in the program and assurance that the system will support the work of the candidate in the program;

(ii)   Hold a level 5 Standard Professional Educational Leadership Tier I certificate or hold a valid, Standard Professional L or PL certificate in Educational Leadership; and

(iii)  Provide references documenting evidence of successful performance in a leadership position that  requires Tier I performance-based leadership certification.

Program Fees:

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

Out of RESA Network: The cost for Tier II Program (12-month) $6,500; plus $350 travel fee

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

Class Notes


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.  

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


Fax: (478) 988-7176 


Summer Seminar (3 days)June 26-28, 2018  (mandatory attendance)

Summer Seminar Location:  

Central Georgia Technical College, Macon Campus

Building I, Quad B 

3300 Macon Tech Drive

Macon, GA 31206

Monthly Meeting Dates: 

     July 18th  - Coaches meeting followed by session 1 (4 pm - 5 pm then 5 pm–8 pm)

August 14th – All Day (LKES Credentialing Training)

September 18th - 4 – 8 pm

October 16th - 4 – 8 pm

November 13th – 4 – 8 pm

December 11th  - 4 -  8 pm

January 15, 2019 - 4 – 8 pm

February 26th  - 4- 8 pm

March 19th  - 4- 8 pm

April 16th  - 4 – 8 pm

May 14th - 4 – 8 pm

June, 2018 – by individual appointment - Portfolio Presentations

Monthly Meeting Location:  

Central Georgia Technical College, Macon Campus

Building I, Quad B 

3300 Macon Tech Drive

Macon, GA 31206 

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.