Master of Education with a major in Elementary Education
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email:
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:
Visit our Out of State Student page for more information for students living out of state.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education