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 EdS in Education with a concentration in
     -Secondary Biology
     -Secondary English
     -Secondary History
     -Secondary Mathematics
     -Secondary Political Science

The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) program provides advanced study for qualified master educators at the T6 certification level. The program of study includes a 15-18 hour advanced, research-oriented, professional education core that focuses on Authentic Learning Communities. The remaining 9-12 hours of advanced course work are in a strand of study that builds upon work completed at the master's level. Courses in the strand strengthen and extend professional, pedagogical and content knowledge. The EdS prepares advanced practitioners to be architects of change and dynamic leaders in the professional community.

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application Form
  2. Two professional recommendations (pdf)
  3. Official copies of all transcripts
  4. Passing scores on the Graduate Writing Assessment
  5. Minimal GPA of 3.25
  6. Verification of immunization
  7. Verification of Georgia T5 certification
  8. Two years of teaching experience on clear/renewable certification

Advisement
Each candidate for the Specialist in Education degree is assigned a graduate advisor in Secondary Education. The advisor will serve as a mentor to the specialist candidate and assist in proposing, scheduling and completing the Specialist in Education Program of Graduate Study. A minimum of 27 semester hours of course work beyond the Master of Education degree is required. Only grades of A or B will count toward the Ed.S.

Certification
Candidates successfully completing this program may apply through their school board or directly to the Professional Standards Commission for certification at the T-6 level. GC is not involved in this process.

Contact Information
Shanda Brand, Graduate Admission Advisor
shanda.brand@gcsu.edu
CBX 70
228 Kilpatrick Hall
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383
Phone toll free in Georgia: 1-800-342-0471 ext: 1383

Dr. Marcia Peck, Ed.S. Coordinator
marcia.peck@gcsu.edu
CBX 79
122 Kilpatrick Hall
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-2513
Phone toll free in Georgia: 1-800-342-0471 ext: 2513

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