EdS in Education with a concentration in
-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.
- Graduate Admissions Application Form
- Two professional recommendations (pdf)
- Official copies of all transcripts
- Passing score on the College of Education Graduate Writing Assessment. Effective Fall 2014, a passing score on the College of Education Graduate Writing Assessment or for admission purposes, applicants to COE graduate programs may submit official scores with the following minimums in lieu of passing the Graduate Writing Assessment : GRE – 1000 (Verbal and Quantitative combined) if taken prior to August 1, 2011, or 305 (Verbal and Quantitative Combined) if taken on or after August 1, 2011. MAT – 400. Applicants who have previously earned a baccalaureate or master’s degree from Georgia College, will automatically waive the application testing requirement without the need to petition. Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at Georgia College, will have the testing requirement waived upon conferment of their baccalaureate degree.
- Minimal GPA of 3.25
- Verification of immunization
- Verification of Georgia T5 certification
- Two years of teaching experience on clear/renewable certification
The Graduate Writing Assessment (GWA) is waived for applicants who have previously earned a baccalaureate or master's degree from Georgia College. Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at Georgia College will have the testing requirement waived upon conferment of their baccalaureate degree.
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 30 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.
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.
Shanda Brand, Graduate Admission Advisor
228 Kilpatrick Hall
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone toll free in Georgia: 1-800-342-0471 ext: 1383
Dr. Marcia Peck, Ed.S. Coordinator
122 Kilpatrick Hall
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone toll free in Georgia: 1-800-342-0471 ext: 2513