The Department of Educational Leadership, in conjunction with the Bagwell College of Education, offers the following Endorsement Programs:


Coaching Endorsement -Newly designed endorsement


Teacher Leader Endorsement - Not available until further notice


Leadership Preservice - See courses below


EDL 7305 - Data Analysis and School Improvement

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study.

In this course, educators will learn to utilize data to identify school improvement needs and make informed decisions in effecting change. The ultimate goal of this course is to produce educational leaders who effectively collect, analyze, and use data to improve schools through successfully demonstrated change models. In this course, educators will learn to systemically collect and analyze multiple sources of data to identify improvement needs, determine an effective response, monitor and correct progress, and demonstrate success to stakeholders. Additionally, students will learn to drive and sustain change in a collegial environment, culminating in students’ understanding of, and ability to use, a wide range of applicable leadership practices. Finally, students will learn a variety of technology tools to use for data analysis. They will also learn a variety of Web 2.0 tools to facilitate school communication.

EDL 7500 - Educational Leadership and Ethics

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Admission to M. Ed. program or permission of the instructor.
In this course, future educational leaders learn how to be ethically and legally compliant in school operations that lead to the academic success of all P-12 students, including those with learning disabilities and those from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The ultimate goal of the course is to produce future leaders who are cognizant of their ethical and legal obligations in managing schools, and who understand and appreciate the importance of legal and ethical compliance to daily administrative practice (Levine, 2005). Additionally, future educational leaders learn how to act with integrity by demonstrating ethical and equitable leadership behaviors; abide by Georgia and federal law and the Code of Ethics for Georgia Educators in professional practice; manage school operations consistently with requirements of Georgia and federal law; and observe student and faculty legal rights and privileges.