Your Experience Requirements

Confirm that You Meet the Tier 1 Requirements
Candidates currently employed as certified educators must:
01.Receive the recommendation of a Georgia LUA for participation in the program and assurance that the candidate is available one-half day or more each day to work in a leadership position.
02.Hold a GaPSC Level 5 or higher professional certificate.
03.Have evidence of experiences in engaging colleagues in professional learning opportunities.
04.Exhibit professional leadership dispositions.
05.Have evidence of effective teaching.
06.Have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 250 hours of job-embedded experiences including 30 hours of Shadowing and Field Experiences.
07.Have the opportunity to conduct action research based on the system/school improvement plans.
08.Have the opportunity within professional learning communities to lead groups in work related to action research designed by the School District/Site Administrator/MRESA partnership.
09.Are assigned an effective leader (with Educational Leadership or Performance-Based Leadership certification) as a Site-based Mentor.
10.Must have taken the GACE Ethics for Educational Leaders 380 for Tier I admissions.
Non-educator candidates seeking admission must:
01.Receive the recommendation of a Georgia LUA for participation in the program and assurance that the candidate is available one-half day or more each day to work in a leadership position.
02.Hold, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree in a GaPSC certification field.
03.Document five or more years of successful leadership experience and related leadership training, preferably in an executive management, supervisory, or leadership role.
04.Provide references documenting evidence of successful performance in a leadership role.
05.Exhibit professional leadership dispositions.
06.Provide evidence of experience in engaging employees in organizational development or professional learning opportunities.
07.Have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 250 hours of job-embedded experiences including 30 hours of Shadowing and Field Experiences.
08.Have the opportunity to conduct action research based on the system/school improvement plans.
09.Have the opportunity within professional learning communities to lead groups in work related to action research designed by the School District/Site Administrator/MRESA partnership.
10.Are assigned an effective leader (with Educational Leadership or Performance-Based Leadership certification) as a Site-based Mentor.
11.Must have taken the GACE Ethics for Educational Leaders 380 for Tier I admissions.