Program Highlights & Benefits
Blended classroom instruction or fully synchronous online for multiple learning styles
20 month completion time, including breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
Certified teachers with a desire to develop a deeper and broader knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Candidates admitted to the M.Ed. degree in Curriculum & Instruction must possess a Georgia professional T-4 certificate.
How You Learn
This program is available in two formats: blended or synchronous online. You will select the option that you prefer.
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For five nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face or online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 2 years.
Synchronous Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. For five nights out of each 8-week course, an online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. during which you are required to sign in and actively participate. These synchronous online class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 2 years.
*Students must report a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 or an identified writing deficiency may be considered for provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students may be required to take one or more writing classes prior to or during the first semester. Decisions about additional admission requirements are determined by the University Graduate Council after a complete review of all materials presented by the applicant.
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Recommendation for a Service (S) certificate P-12 requires a passing score on the Curriculum and Instruction GACE. Once the GACE is passed, students will receive a level T-5 certificate upgrade. Please note: Teachers who complete the program and pass the GACE must have at least 3 years of certified teaching experience before their certificate can be upgraded to T-5.
Advanced Professional Knowledge (21 hours):
|EDU 603||Best Practices in Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDU 620||Applying Technologies for Effective Instruction||3|
|EDU 623||Educational Assessment and Decision-Making||3|
|EDU 624||Collaborative Classrooms through Social Emotional Learning||3|
|EDU 613||Curriculum Design and Development for Student Achievement||3|
|EDU 625||Diversity and Exceptionality in the 21st Century Classroom||3|
|EDU 622||Current Issues & Trends in Education||3|
Research and Inquiry Skills (6 hours):
|EDU 610||Educational Research||3|
|EDU 612||Teacher as a Researcher||3|
Professional and Ethical Practice (6 hours):
|RSC 600||Intro to Graduate Programs||3|
|Advanced Graduate Professional Dispositions||0|
|EDU 629||Instruction and Curriculum Residency||3|
|Total Program Hours:||33|
This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.