Master of Education in Elementary Education
Columbus State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $385.00
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in elementary education is designed for teachers who hold a T-4 teaching certificate in elementary education. It provides advanced professional and pedagogical studies that develop expertise in the knowledge, skills, and habits of accomplished teachers.
All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
- 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 Level Four (4) or a bachelor's level teaching certificate or eligibility for such certificate in elementary education.
- The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications
Additional Program Requirements
- Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies
- Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" in more than two (2) graduate courses
- Courses earned with grades of "D" may not be used toward a graduate degree or certificate, but will be calculated in the overall grade point average.
- A minimum of 24 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence
- A maximum of six (6) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred
- All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment