Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.S.
The online Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) with a major in Curriculum & Instruction program is offered by the Bagwell College of Education and the Professional Teacher Education Unit. If Georgia’s thrust is to improve schools and student learning at the P-12 level, there will need to be collaboration among curriculum leaders and teacher leaders in classrooms and schools as well as with executive leaders in administration. The program’s courses, experiences, and assessments are tightly aligned with the Professional Standards Commissions (PSC) Standards for Curriculum & Instruction as outlined in PSC Rule 505-3-.55.
Completion of the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) with a major in Curriculum & Instruction program and subsequent passage of the GACE exam in Curriculum & Instruction results in a new Service (S) certificate being added to the candidate’s existing teaching or leadership certificate. Online delivery of the Ed.S. will meet the needs and increase completion rates of a wide range of students. Candidates admitted to this degree possess a clear renewable T-5 certificate (or equivalent) and hold a master’s degree in an education -related field, Through this program candidates develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to serve as curriculum specialists at the classroom, department, building or system level. They do so by completing 12 hours of advanced pedagogical coursework applied to content in their area of certification and by completing coursework that broadens their expertise to a P - 12 focus. Furthermore, they develop their research skills to conduct field research in the areas of curriculum, instruction and instructional program evaluation
Accredited through Georgia Public Standards Commission