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What kinds of courses are included in the program of study?
The program includes 30 total hours, including 9 hours of education and research core courses, 12 hours of secondary or middle grades major courses, and 9 hours of teaching field courses. Read more about the program of study here.
Is the GRE required for program admission?
Interested applicants may submit a GRE score or submit the GRE/MAT Waiver Form indicating any one of the following: 1) that you hold an advanced degree in a teaching field related to your certification area with a GPA of 3.8 or higher on a 4 point scale; or 2) that you hold National Board Certification in an Early Adolescent or Adolescent, Young Adult certification area; or 3) that you have 7 years of professional teaching experience AND an undergraduate GPA in a teaching field of 3.5 or higher on a 4 point scale.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
Candidates can finish the program in four (4) semesters by taking six (6) to nine (9) credit hours each semester. However, candidates may choose to take fewer hours each semester to balance the demands of graduate school and teaching full-time, which would allow for program completion in five (5) or six (6) semesters.
Will I receive a certificate or pay upgrade after completing this degree or an endorsement?
You are strongly encouraged to check the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Upgrade Advisor before enrolling to determine if obtaining this degree or an endorsement will lead toward a pay and/or certificate upgrade.
When should I submit my application for admission to the Graduate School?
Candidates should submit their completed application packets to the Graduate School by April 1 for summer admission and July 1 for fall admission. ALL documents must be submitted by the deadline date to be considered for admission. You can find more information at The Graduate School's Admissions website, or you can apply online.
Who should I contact for more information about the Ed.S. in Secondary Education or the Ed.S. in Middle Grades Education?
Email your questions to the Ed.S. in Secondary or Middle Grades Education Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.