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Education Administration (English Language)

School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

The purposes of the program are: to provide students with contemporary knowledge of education administration and to prepare qualified specialists in education administration who are able to be the leaders and administrators  of the field according to contemporary requirements who will be able to help improve education in their countries in order to stimulate its development;  to train education administrators both in general pedagogical and psychological aspects and particular issues of education administration, such as leadership in education and experience of various countries in administering the system of education; not only to form the corresponding to the field knowledge and skills that will enable them to be employed both nationally and internationally, but also to develop student’s study skills, learner’s autonomy, in order to enable them to continue their education on the further (doctorate) cycle and independently. With this purpose in the educational process students will obtain a certain amount of theoretical knowledge of the field (education administration, pedagogy, and psychology), which is offered by a number of courses, and will be involved in a great number of independent activities (projects, presentations, and reports).;  among the values, that program graduates will develop, are interest towards education administration research and practical experience, and respect towards principles humanistic and student-centered pedagogy and readiness for their dissemination.

Career Opportunities

Administrative personnel in the field of education (governmental offices and NGOs dealing with education, educational institutions. Lecturers of education courses, subject teachers. Also, students can continue studies on the doctorate level.

Admission

Requirements for Georgian MA applicants:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic degree;
  • Successfully passed the Unified Master’s Exam;
  • Interview on the subject;
  • Passing a B2 level intra-university test in a foreign language if it is not supported by a BA diploma;

Take note!

  • The grant exam is conducted as per the program’s language of construction;
  • Applicants who have an international language certificate are exempted from the IBSU foreign language test;
  • The applicants are exempted from passing the foreign language test if they completed an English-taught educational program. They will be enrolled based on the interview;
  • In the event of equal points during the interview, the master’s degree candidate’s GPA will be considered in the competition criteria.

Required documents: 

  • Application form;
  • 2 photos (3X4) (printed and in electronic form);
  • Notarized copies of the diploma and the appendix, or the certificate issued by the relevant higher education institution on awarding the degree and a consolidated mark sheet (the IBSU diploma does not need to be notarized);
  • Applicants with higher education overseas should present notarized translations of the diploma and appendix, as well as documentation confirming their international education;
  • Copy of identification card/passport (for citizens of foreign countries – notarized translation);
  • An international certificate confirming the level of proficiency in a foreign language/a document confirming the academic degree obtained as a result of the completion of a foreign language program – diploma and appendix (if any);
  • A military registration document issued in accordance with law;
  • A Common Master’s Degree Exam Card.

Admission of International Students: www.iro.ibsu.edu.ge

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Awarded Qualification: Master of Education in Education Administration
Language of Instruction: English
Program Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)

Tuition Fee

Georgian Citizens: 4500 GEL

International students: 4500$

 

Discounts:

Grant System for MA Programs:

1) MA candidates who sign the contract before August 31 and pay 950 GEL will get a 20% grant.

Note: If the master’s candidate does not enroll in IBSU, the mentioned amount will not be refunded; In case of enrollment, 950 GEL will be included in the tuition fee; If the master’s candidate fails the IBSU exam, the corresponding money will be refunded.

2)  A 10% grant for graduates

3) If the master’s candidate achieves more than 80% of the maximum score in the unified master’s examinations or has a BA GPA of 3.3, he or she will get an annual grant of 1250 GEL (2500 GEL total).

Note: In this instance, a test will be given to acquire financing; the candidate must earn at least 80% of the maximum score.

Note:

  • IBSU alumni can benefit from all three grants at the same time.
  • For graduates of other universities, only one grant is valid, which is larger in total.

 

Deadlines

Acceptance of documents: 3 September
Interview: 4-10 September
Grant exam: 11 September
Results: 13 September
Registration: 16-22 September
Late registration:  September 23 – October 6

 

Contact Information

  1. E-Mail: viktoria.mindiashvili@ibsu.edu.ge
  2. Tel: (+995 32) 2800064 (141)
  3. Program Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ekaterine Pipia | ekapipia@ibsu.edu.ge