Certification Only Performance-Based Leadership

Program Description

The Certification Only Program in Performance-Based Leadership allows students to add certification in performance-based leadership at the system or building level (PL6 or PL7) to an existing specialists or doctoral degree in any field. It offers an engaging and flexible educational model designed to fit the busy schedules of working educational professionals seeking.  Our innovative program provides practical opportunities for students to develop leadership knowledge and skills specifically addressing their leadership roles and career goals in their school or system. You will enjoy learning from our quality faculty whose real-world experience and knowledge have been acquired through many years learning, researching, and working in educational leadership.

Please follow this link to a document that lists the required courses and their descriptions in the recommended sequence.

Cost and Length of Program

The prescribed Ed.S. Performance-Based Leadership course sequence will allow students to transfer in 6 hours of existing specialists or doctoral work (as appropriate) and complete the course requirements of the program within 3 semesters.  The cost of the 18 hours of field based work is *$6,500. Applicants must complete the required pre-service courses prior to beginning the 18 hour field based program. The pre-service classes are online and are offered every semester. The approximate cost for the pre-service classes is *$2,400. Please follow this link to a document that lists the required courses and their descriptions in the sequence that you will complete them. We encourage you to compare our cost with any other institution. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what a great value VSU is.

*These are approximates based on 2016 rates.

Program Delivery Format

Our program is delivered through 18 hours of field-based courses.

Getting Started in the Program

If you have any questions, please contact me by phone at 229-333-5633 or by email at clt@valdosta.edu

Dr. Leon Pate

Dr. Leon Pate

Leadership Doctoral Program Coordinator