Master of Education Degree
The Master of Education degree is designed for individuals seeking to expand and strengthen their professional preparation in knowledge and pedagogy. The College offers the Master of Education degree in business education (working with the Richards College of Business), early childhood education, professional counseling (college student affairs, community counseling, and school counseling), media (school library media and instructional technology), middle grades education, reading instruction, secondary education (biology, broad field science, economics, English, history, mathematics, political science, earth science), special education ( general curriculum), and speech-language pathology.
Most majors consist of a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work. Students seeking options in community counseling or school counseling in Professional Counseling require 48 hours; students seeking the college student affairs option are required to complete 42 hours. Both the community counseling and school counseling programs in Professional Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and designed to meet academic requirements for licensing as a professional counselor (LPC) in Georgia.
The Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Minimum University System admission requirements for master's degree studies are as follows, but each department offering the master's degree may set additional admission requirements.
The student must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate major in, or prerequisites for, the planned field of study where applicable.
For most programs, applicants must have earned a minimum 2.7 undergraduate grade point average calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades were awarded. Contact the Graduate Studies Office for information concerning the graduate program to which you are applying for more information. MAT scores are unacceptable for admission into the Ed. D. programs. Scores from the ETS PRAXIS or Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) tests are unacceptable for admission into M.Ed. degree programs.
These are minimum requirements. Applicants should see program sections for specific program admission and exit criteria.
Students must have the recommendation of the major department to be accepted for admission. Certain programs require the Level-4 teaching certificate or its equivalent.