Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree programs are offered in twelve areas of study. A student admitted to the College of Graduate Studies as a prospective candidate for the M.Ed. degree must satisfactorily complete a planned Program of Study including a minimum of 6-9 credit hours in the professional education core and a minimum of 15 credit hours in the content field of the major. Since programs of study in all certification areas are planned to enable students to meet the requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as specified in Georgia Southern’s “approved programs,” it is critical that students contact their advisors early in their course work to plan an appropriate Program of Study. The development of the Program of Study expedites the registration process and ensures that all course work may be applied toward fulfilling degree requirements. Upon successful completion of the Program of Study, graduates in certification programs will be recommended for the appropriate Georgia Level Five Certificate.
M.Ed. programs of study must include at least 50% of level 6000, 7000 and 8000 courses. Students and their advisors are strongly encouraged not to include more than one 5000G-5999G level course in the Program of Study.
Admission to M.Ed. Programs
For regular admission to the College of Graduate Studies to pursue the Master of Education degree, the applicant should refer to the specific admission requirements, program of study, and other requirements on the specific program’s catalog page.
If a program policy allows, applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credits of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.