Early Childhood Education—M.Ed.
A master's degree in early childhood/elementary education can be achieved by completing a program designed for the Carrollton campus, Georgia Highlands campus, or for the Newnan campus. At all sites, applicants must normally have an undergraduate degree in early childhood or elementary education to enter the program. The program consists of a minimum of 36 hours of course work.
In addition to the requirement for regular and provisional admission, the following requirements apply for applicants to the M.Ed. degree in Early Childhood Education:
- Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in early childhood or elementary education or meet eligibility for a level 4 certification in early childhood or elementary education with at least a 2.7 GPA.
- Student must have a combined GRE score of 800, with minimum score of 400 Verbal and 400 Quantitative or Analytical (test taken before October 2002). Tests taken after October 2002 require verbal and quantitative scores and a minimum GRE analytical writing test score of 3.5. The MAT also is acceptable with a minimum score of 396.
- If students are provisionally admitted, then the first three graduate courses must produce a GPA of 3.3 or better to establish "regular" admission.
- No second provisional admission will be granted if "regular" admission is not established after the first provisional admission.
- The Department of Curriculum and Instruction strongly recommends that the GRE test be taken a second time before initiating an admission appeal.
Courses taken for the Carrollton-based program include 14 hours in professional studies, 3 hours in research, 12 hours in early childhood/elementary content, and 6 hours of electives.