Make a difference

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Do you want to make positive changes in your school and increase student learning? Tier I Leadership Certification will prepare you with the research-based knowledge and skills you need to make a difference:

  • If you seek leadership positions in schools below the principal and district level, Tier I certification offers a self-select option.
  • You can complete the required series of classes conveniently in one academic year.
  • You also can fulfill the course requirements while enrolled in a LaGrange M.Ed. or Ed.S. program—or independently as an add-on to an existing graduate degree.
  • Classes follow a face-to-face model.

Prepare for a leadership position in your school in one year with this course of study.

New candidates may begin Spring or Summer term. Application deadline for Spring admission is January 15. Application deadline for Summer admission is May 15.

Program of Study

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be met for entry into the Tier I program:

  • Candidate must submit Program Application
  • Candidate must have graduated from an accreditated institute of Higher Education
  • Candidate must hold a current or renewable teaching certificate at a minimum of Level 5
  • Candidate must have completed a documented Special Needs Course (either through teaching certificate or transcript)
  • Candidate must complete the Leadership Ethics Assessment
  • Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Candidate must have approval of Department Chair

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