Master of Education in Elementary Education Online Program
Georgia Southern University’s online master’s degree in elementary education is a fully online program for current teachers or education professionals looking to advance their career.
Our M.Ed. in Elementary Education can be completed in one year (summer/fall/spring/summer), and is designed for candidates who hold a renewable Induction or Professional Level Four Certificate or equivalent in elementary education. The curriculum makes up an approved program of study by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.
This elementary education (P-5) master’s degree program is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. You will experience program outcomes meant to drive your teaching career forward.
"'Admission Requirements Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level four certificate in Elementary Childhood Education, or possess or be eligible for a Georgia Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction Certificate in Elementary Childhood Education. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia Certificate of Eligibility have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 500 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance. Provisional Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credits of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status."