The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and 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. Upon successful completion of the program, Georgia Educators must take and pass the GACE in Curriculum and Instruction to qualify for a certificate upgrade and to add Curriculum and Instruction to their certificate.
Educators who are certified in states other than Georgia must hold a clear, renewable teaching certificate and are responsible for ensuring that completion of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will qualify them for a certificate upgrade in their state.
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.
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.