The University Of Georgia
Program name: Education Administration
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Dundua Shalva
Revaz Tabatadze
Study language: English
Qualification: Master of Education Administration
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: The enrollment of students into the second tier of academic higher education, specifically master's programs, is governed by the outcomes of the unified master's examinations or is conducted in accordance with Ministerial Order No. 224/N issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia on December 29, 2011. This process necessitates successful performance in two distinct assessments: the English language examination (comprising written components with a requisite proficiency level of B2) and the evaluation of competence in the respective field of specialization, both in written and orally. The admission procedure relies on administrative registration and is executed under the authority of university presidents. Proficiency in the English language may be substantiated through the presentation of an internationally recognized language certification, such as TOEFL (with a minimum score of 87) or IELTS (attaining a minimum score of 6.5), or by achieving a result at the B2 level in accordance with other established standards. Alternatively, applicants can demonstrate their English language proficiency by achieving a score that surpasses the 70% threshold in the university's proprietary institutional examination.
Program goals:

The program aims at providing the student with modern knowledge and professional skills related to the management of the educational system, leadership, pedagogical trends and challenges, so that he/she can take a global position in management in the field of education; the program enables the students to understand and criticize the theories and practices relevant to the field of educational management in the context of modern research and professional experience.

The program provides the development of necessary competencies to deal with the cross-cultural challenges of educational management and provides the student with efficient strategies of management. Along with the theoretical aspects, the most important aspect of the program is providing the students with the competency of analyzing practical cases related to modern problems; all the mentioned allows the graduate to perform managerial functions of the organizations working on education issues or in the field of education. The graduate will have in-depth knowledge of educational issues and specializations meeting the demands of a wide range of employers.

The program trains a future leader who can take a managerial position in secondary and higher, both national and international educational institutions; in governmental and non-governmental, as well as private consulting and training organizations working on education-related issues, or to pursue studies at the next academic level of education - Ph.D.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
  • Explanatory method
  • Teamwork
  • Demonstration methods
  • Usage of video and audio learning materials
  • Literature review
  • Implementation of small studies
  • Practical work
  • Presentation
  • Problem-oriented activities
  • Projects
  • Role-playing
  • Case studies and analyses
  • Searching required literature electronically and in library
  • Methods of written work
  • Methods of working with books
  • Group assignments
  • Debates
  • Discussions
  • Interactive lectures
  • Critical analyses
  • Action-oriented teaching
  • Problem-based learning
  • Lectures-seminars
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
  • The graduate:

    Deeply apprehends:

    • essential issues of strategic planning, quality management, education law and financing;
    • challenges and perspectives facing educational systems and institutions worldwide and the complex issues related to the implementation of innovations and changes, current issues and challenges of educational policy, management and leadership;
    • national and global forces in education, economics, and politics and their impact on their own institution.
    • key issues of curriculum design and development, considering essential requirements of student-oriented constructivist teaching methodology, classroom management and inclusive education;
    • classical methods of research planning and implementation in education, as well as the practice research method and the possibilities of applying it for the purpose of own professional development.

  • Skills
  • The graduate:

    • Identifying and analyzing significant challenges in educational institutions, develops an optimal organizational policy and recruitment strategy; Investigates, allocates and effectively utilizes appropriate human, fiscal and technological resources.
    • Based on the research and systematic knowledge, manages complex organizational processes, demonstrates professional leadership and managerial skills by addressing modern challenges of organizational development such as anticipating new educational needs and requirements; considering the potential legal and moral consequences of decision-making, evaluates strategies for changing and improving organizational culture and its role, functions and activities of human resources management in the educational space; adapts electronic systems of teaching and management, etc.
    • Plans and manages teaching-learning processes, designs a comprehensive and consistent curriculum considering specific educational contexts, evaluates the quality of the educational system and monitors the results of the educational program, creates a less restrictive environment for students with special educational needs, and applies available resources to encourage inclusive practices.
    • Evaluates conflict situations in the process of organizational activity and investigates innovative ways for their resolution and prevention.
    • Identifies the political and social forces that determine the educational strategy and policy at the local and national levels.
    • Researches educational management issues of different content and context in modern educational organizations and institutions; critically analyzes complex and often incomplete information, draws reasoned conclusions, and shares results with the academic and professional community.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • The graduate:

    • Evaluates his/her own activities and introduces slight but significant changes for the purpose of systematic professional development.
    • Actively participates in the process of establishing progressive values related to education.
  • Date of approval: 02-23-2016
    Approval protocol number: 06-16
    Date of program update:
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    Program details:

    The program consists of 120 ECTS: 66 credits - core courses and 30 credits - master's thesis. The remaining 24 ECTS can be obtained through program electives as well as through the courses offered by other English-language master's programs (considering their prerequisites).

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The program includes a teaching and research component. It can be overcome both with full and partial load. The educational component includes 11 core and 4 elective courses of 6 credits, while a research component - a master's research thesis is given 30 credits. In case of a full-time, two-year program, the student completes the study components in three semesters, through 5 courses each semester, and a thesis with a research component in the fourth semester.

    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    EDUC5111ELeadership and Management in Education6 1
    EDUC5112EEducational Policy and Globalization6 1
    EDUC5113EResearch Methods and Design6 1
    EDUC5114ELegal issues in education6 1
    EDUC5115EInclusive Education6 1
    EDUC5211EHuman resource management in Education6 2
    EDUC5212ETeaching and Learning Theories and Strategies6 2
    EDUC5213ECurriculum Development6 2
    EDUC6111EEducation Finance6 3
    EDUC6112EConflict resolution in education6 3
    EDUC6113EQuality Enhancement6 3
    EDUC6211EThesis30 4

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    EDUB5224EBusiness Communication6
    EDUC5221EResearch-based Academic Writing6
    EDUC5223EProject Management in Education6
    EDUC5215EPhilosophy of education6
    EDUC5216ESociology of Education6
    EDUC5217EClassroom Management6
    EDUC5218EComparative and International Education6
    EDUC5219EICT in Education6
    EDUC5220EInternship / field research6
    OREM5225EOrganizational Culture and Employee Motivation6

    Credits sum:


    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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