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    Jun 05, 2023  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education with a Major in Instruction with a concentration in Early Childhood Education

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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instruction is designed for candidates who hold a valid teaching certificate and seek an advanced graduate degree. The program consists of 36 semester hours. All content coursework will reflect existing certification areas.

Required field assignments are completed in each education course in the program. Candidates will complete an electronic portfolio in addition to the M.Ed. coursework to demonstrate their ability with the conceptual framework principles of the College of Education.

Georgia Educators must hold a valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate for program admission.

Applicants who are interested in this degree but do not hold a teaching certificate should contact the Program Director or the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Education.

Career Opportunities

This degree provides certified educators with advanced pedagogy, best practices, research, and theory in the field of Curriculum and Instruction. The degree may also be relevant for applicants who work in professional development or training in industry, business, non-profits, or other educational settings.

Electives: 6 Hours

  • Elective 1 - 3 credits
  • Elective 2 - 3 credits

Endorsement or Certificate: 9 Hours

Students will select (with advisor’s approval) an endorsement or certificate to add to their teaching credentials. Possibilities include:

Total hours for degree: 36

Additional Program Requirements:

Successful completion of Masters e-portfolio (completed in EDTD 6410).

Completion of 60 hours of Field Experience across the four required areas of P-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. (Documented in e-portfolio).

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