University System of Georgia Franchise Programs

Transfer Credits

All of the College of Education program involved in a USG franchise program may allow for additional graduate course credits to be transferred from other USG institutions involved in the respective franchise. The maximum number of transfer credits allowed will be identified by the specific program and will be published in program materials. The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology franchise program will allow up to 9 transfer credits with the advisor’s approval. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Accomplished Teaching will allow up to 27 transfer credits including 18 credits of that program’s required franchise courses with advisor’s approval.

Franchise Programs Admission Requirements

  1. Complete and submit the College of Graduate Studies admission application and pay the specified application fee.
  2. Have completed bachelor’s degree requirements from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Possess a clear, renewable Georgia certification in teaching, service, or leadership field.
  4. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.

Collaborative Franchise Programs

Applicants for a USG Franchise Collaborative Program, such as the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - Accomplished Teaching, must apply for and be admitted to the cooperating university from which they choose to earn the degree.