Endorsement - Teacher-Leadership Endorsement Program (Online)

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Teaching Endorsement
Total Credit Hours 9

Program Description

The Teacher Leader Endorsement (TLE) Program is a 9-credit endorsement (please see the program of study) administered through Georgia Southern University is intended to prepare individuals to serve in teacher leader roles in grades P-12. The TLE is governed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) under the TLE Program Preparation Rule (Rule 505-3-.104) approved May 2014.

Please see our program links for information regarding Admissions, Advising and Program of Study.

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Present a cumulative 2.75 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined from an accredited college/university.
  3. Possess an Induction (including one year of teaching experience) or Professional Level Four or higher certificate in a teaching, service, or leadership field.
  4. Submit a current resume or CV that demonstrates at least one year of teaching experience in a P-12 setting.
  5. Acknowledge Disclosure and Affirmation questions within the application that address misconduct disclosure; the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-accredited evaluation service and must be a course-by-course evaluation and include a GPA. (naces.org)

Enrollment requirements for the TLE Program are the same regardless of whether an applicant holds a Master’s Degree or not.

GaPSC Requirements

Admission is open to any individual who meets the above-referenced criteria providing that the candidate’s Local Unit of Administration (LUA) has entered into an agreement with Georgia Southern University that outlines the agreements related to teacher leader preparation. Said agreement must state that the LUA and school agree to allow candidates to complete 90 hours of clinical practice/supervised field experience hours and provide supporting documentation as evidence. The candidate requires access to opportunities to lead and participate in leadership functions as appropriate for completion of leadership performances; however, candidates are not required to be in a leadership position/role nor does this TLE ensure advancement to a leadership role/position. Additional requirements are listed below; additionally, candidates must comply with any rule changes and/or additions instituted by the GAPSC affecting TLE.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation