Specialist in Education-Elementary Education

Columbus State University
Degree Level Education Specialist
Total Credit Hours 30
Per Credit Hour Cost $210.00
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Program Description

Teachers holding a clear renewable T-5 teaching certificate with at least three years of teaching experience may apply for admission to the Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) program. Education Specialist candidates develop content and pedagogical expertise as well as seek to influence educational decisions outside their own classrooms. They become increasingly accomplished teachers who display leadership.

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

GPA of at least 3.0 on all graduate course work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a graduate 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

Minimum of three years of teaching experience

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

Program Accreditation

Georgia Professional Standards Commission


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education