Master of Education in Elementary Education

Columbus State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $385.00

Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in elementary education is designed for teachers who hold a clear renewable T-4 teaching certificate. It provides advanced professional and pedagogical studies that develop expertise in the knowledge, skills, and habits of accomplished teachers.

Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Admissions Information

Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree

A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores)

The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications

General Requirements

A baccalaureate or master degree from a college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations

Application + $50 non-refundable application fee (apply online or print form (PDF))

Certificate of Immunization (PDF)

Official transcript from each college and university attended

Test scores from the GRE, GMAT, MAT or other standardized test as required by the individual degree program

Verification and proof of Lawful Presence

Graduate Admission Exams

Most programs require scores from one of the following standardized exams. Check individual programs below for specific exam requirements.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - CSU School Code: 5123

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) - CSU School Code: 1097

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) - CSU School Code: R64-XW-20

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) - CSU Program Provider Code: 411

Note for out of state students

If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.

Program State Authorizations and Approvals

If you will be living internationally, or have any questions about state authorization or professional licensure authorization, please contact the State Authorization office at Please include in your email:

Your name

Where you will be physically present while taking classes

Program of interest

The State Authorization office can only address questions related to state or licensing board approvals, for all other questions please contact the appropriate department:

Academic department


Visit our Out of State Student page for more information for students living out of state.