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Educational Leadership

Our Focus

We prepare graduates to be effective school and/or system leaders who positively impact student achievement. Throughout the program, students work on meaningful projects in a focused manner that is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are required to lead school and district improvement efforts. In addition, GSU collaborates closely with its partner districts to help assure that students are being properly prepared to successfully address the school and district needs.

Good school and district leadership is essential for successful schools. Faculty members in the educational leadership unit were all successful teachers and administrators in preK-12 school districts in various parts of the country who have impressive backgrounds of educational research, academic scholarship, and community service. The breadth and depth of their practical experience allows them to assist students in their leadership development by combining theory with practice.

Our Faculty

Educational leadership faculty members lead the only Principals Center in Georgia. The Center provides support and mentoring for new principals, workshop series for specialized groups, such as female high school principals and new assistant principals. The Center also offers a very popular keynote series – featuring national speakers who focus on educational improvement. Learning opportunities modeled on the GLISI Roles, state and national leadership standards, and the Common Core.

We are very proud that students in the Georgia State University leadership programs have the opportunity to study in schools and systems and present at conferences in other parts of the country and the world during the summer term.

Educational leadership graduates are employed as educational leaders in positions of assistant principal, principal, curriculum directors, central office administrators and university professors.

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