The University Of Georgia
Program name: Education Administration
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Dundua Shalva
Chitorelidze Tinatin
Nato Chikhladze
Study language: English
Qualification: Master of Education Administration
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: The students are enrolled on the second stage educational program of higher academic education (master’s program) on the basis of the results of the national entrance exams for masters or on the basis of the decree №224/ნ (December 29, 2011) of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, examination in the English language (written examination, B2 level is required) and examination in specialty (oral and written examinations) on the basis of the administrative registration and the decree of the University Presidents. English language competence of applicants can be proved by international language tests (TOEFL (87), IELTS (6.5) or similar with a result correspondent to B2 level) or by the university through the institutional exams, with a minimum threshold of 70%.
Program goals:

The program aims at enabling participants to understand and critique theories and practices of educational management in light of current research and professional experience. It provides competences for dealing with cross-cultural challenges in education management and equips students with equitable ways of leadership-awareness as well as strategies and operational know-how to realize visions and abilities needed to lead teams and staff to specific goals. The course will develop individual leadership skills and competencies as well as the capacity to lead and manage change. The program aims to give students an advanced understanding of current management, leadership and pedagogical issues and challenges of the educational sector as well as the ability to take a global perspective in tackling management issues in education. The integration of theory and practical cases based on contemporary educational problems is a central teaching strategy of the course that allows graduates to fulfill management functions in all education-related organizations. Graduate’s enhanced knowledge of educational issues and specialist area of interest will be attractive to a wide range of employers. The course prepares future leaders to work on managerial positions in the fields of secondary and higher education on a national or international level. Moreover, the program will enable them to work in government and non-governmental organizations working on educational issues, as well as in private consulting and training organizations and further academic study at PhD level.

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:
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, out of which 66 are mandatory courses and 30 thesis. 24 ECTS can be accumulated from program electives or other courses available through other MA programs (respective of pre-requisites).

Teaching Process Characteristics:

The course has a taught and a research component. It may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The taught component comprises of 11 core and 4 elective modules each 6 ECTS. The dissertation semester is research-based. The full-time, two years option requires students to complete the taught modules in three semesters, five modules each and a research-based dissertation in the fourth semester. The part-time option allows students to undertake the taught component over a two and a half year period, with a minimum of three modules in a semester. This is followed by a semester long research component. Each module generally requires students to attend classes on a weekly basis: one meeting a week in each module. Every session consists of two 60 minute classes. Some courses might be offered in a more intensive manner: daily during two weeks. Independent learning, at personal as well as group/collaborative level is actively encouraged. The transfer of knowledge into practical competences and vice versa is achieved by bringing real-life problems into training discussions which are then lead to solutions. In addition at least once in a semester, with pre-determined schedule, students will visit one of the following organizations: the ministry of education and science of Georgia, organizations that operate under the Ministry, higher education institutions, schools, non-governmental organizations or other. The aim of the visit is to get the knowledge about the practical implementation of education management issues in each type of educational institution. On the seminar to follow the visit, students will offer their vision regarding the existing management drawbacks in the host institution and possible solutions to them. The seminar reports will be based on the models taught in the core courses of the relevant semester. The classes consist from the small groups of students, which allow professors to devote more time to individual work with them. Moreover academic support is provided to students, through the consultations. In addition to the regular lectures for the modules, there could be short presentations or seminars by visiting scholars. Students are advised to participate in all sessions organized by the faculty. Students are also encourage to organize their own presentations among the group. If you require any help, you are encouraged to contact the program coordinators at UG.

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
EDUC 5252Change management in organization6
EDUC5221EResearch-based Academic Writing6
EDUC5215EPhilosophy of education6
EDUC5216ESociology of Education6
EDUC5217EClassroom Management6
EDUC5218EComparative and International Education6
EDUC5219EICT in Education6
EDUC5220EInternship / field research6

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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