Non-Degree Tier II Performance-Based Leadership Certification
- Completion & Retention
Program Coordinator: Dr. Michael Bochenko, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 229-333-5633
- Fall Semester: July 1
- Spring Semester: November 1
- Summer Semester: April 1
Online Graduate Application
- Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
- Apply Online
- As part of the admission review process (after the materials below are submitted), the program coordinator will review your transcripts to determine a program of study (please contact the program coordinator for information regarding this process).
One Official Transcript from each graduate institution where you have previously enrolled
- Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School
- Must hold a minimum of a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for a graduate degree, calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades are awarded; applicants having a cumulative graduate GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale for a graduate degree must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score. Recommended scores for admission are:
- GRE - 145 Verbal and 139 Quantitative
- MAT - 380
- Undergraduate transcripts are not necessary. One must have a cumulative Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Must hold Tier 1 Educational Leadership Certificate or a grandfathered L or PL certificate in Educational Leadership from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC).
- Must be signed by a system/agency administrator to verify the candidate is serving in a leadership position.
- The employing system/agency must have an active partnership with VSU.
- A leadership position at either a P12 school, system level, or related agency; applicants not serving in a leadership position (as described) may be enrolled if Valdosta State University and the employer establish a formal, written agreement specifying the candidate will be released from other responsibilities for a portion of the school week sufficient in length to allow the applicant to participate in, and successfully complete, residency performances.
- Must be submitted by mail, fax, or scanned email attachment to the Graduate School.
Career Goal Statement
- No more than 250 words, to be submitted to the Graduate School with the rest of the application materials.
- The statement must demonstrate:
- the ability to organize and articulate thoughts
- writing skills, including grammar and punctuation
- the ability to set goals consistent with one's desired career path.
- The statement must address your career goals, how the degree contributes to reaching these career goals, and why VSU was selected for this graduate work.
Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment
- Program Entry test 370
- Evidence of completion must be submitted to the Graduate School.
- Applicants having completed this entry requirement for Tier 1 certification need not complete the assessment.
VSU Medical Form
- The VSU Medical Form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
- Online students complete the Student Information and Distance Learning Exemption sections of the Medical Form. Immunization records are not required.
- This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
- Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form
Verification of Lawful Presence(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)
- This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
- This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
- Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
- Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.
Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.
IMPORTANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
- Financial Aid is not available for non-degree programs.
- Course-by-Course Evaluation - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework. This transcript evaluation, as it is more commonly called, must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service. This document is required in conjunction with official transcripts from each institution (see page 1) and does not replace the transcript requirement.
- Certification only students are classified as non-degree seeking, add-on certification students.
- Students in these classifications are not eligible for federal financial aid. Irregular admission is not available for Certification-Only programs.
HAVE QUESTIONS?For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.
- Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5
- Email Us: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit Us: Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100
- Students must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date;
- A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
- Students will successfully complete and Advanced Inventory of Leadership Experiences
RETENTION, DISMISSAL, & READMISSION POLICIES
- No more than 6 semester hours of post-master’s academic work may be transferred from another institution into a College of Education graduate program. Transfer credit will be evaluated after admission, by the academic department. To be eligible, credit must be no more than seven years old at the time of admission unless otherwise approved by the program.
- After admission, courses taken more than seven years prior to the semester of degree completion cannot be used to meet graduate degree requirements or admission to doctoral candidacy requirements unless otherwise indicated by individual program requirements.
- Earning grades below “B” in graduate courses will result in the following consequences: Students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter will be dismissed from the Graduate School if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points unless otherwise indicated by individual program policy. A grade of “C” (although it may be credited toward a degree) equals one deficiency point. A grade of “D,” “WF” or “F,” or “U” (none of which will be credited toward a degree) equals two deficiency points. Candidates admitted BEFORE Fall 2011 and receiving two grades below “C” (“D”, “F”, “WF”,“U”) will be dismissed from the program. One grade below a "C" results in a warning.
- If dismissed from the program a student will not be considered for readmission.
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