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    Jun 22, 2024  
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2016-2017 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Specialist in Education with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction

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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for candidates who hold a valid teaching certificate and seek an advanced graduate degree. The program consists of 30 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 Ed.S. coursework to demonstrate their ability with the conceptual framework principles of the College of Education.

Georgia Educators must hold a valid, level 5 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate for program admission. Georgia Educators must take and pass the GACE in Curriculum and Instruction. A Georgia Educator must hold a Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate to qualify for a certificate upgrade and to add Curriculum and Instruction to the teaching 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 Ed.S. 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.

Electives: 12 Hours

Choose 3 additional courses as electives: 9

A maximum of three (3) 6000 level courses will be allowed. All elective courses are to be selected with the permission of the advisor.* *If students desire a concentration in: English, Health and Kinesiology, or Math, they must have permission of their major program advisor as well as their TED advisor.

Comprehensive Core: 6 Hours

 **Taken in the last two semesters of the program

Total Hours for the Degree: 30

Additional Program Requirements:

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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