M.Ed. Degrees - Overview
School Improvement Emphasis
The M.Ed. programs at GC emphasize school improvement. Educators focus on issues central to school improvement while also learning about best practices in their field (early childhood, middle grades, secondary, special education, leadership, library media, and instructional technology). Based on data gathered in their own schools, educators begin to examine questions such as "What is school improvement? How does change occur? What changes need to be made at my school to best facilitate student learning?" This school improvement work is negotiated among teachers, their administration, and college professors. Through this experience, teachers examine their school, create an action plan for investigating a problem and developing new practices, and produce a final product.
The John H. Lounsbury College of Education offers the M.Ed. in the following areas:
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
M.Ed. in Education with a Concentration in
Middle Grades Reading
Middle Grades Language Arts
Middle Grades Science
Middle Grades Social Studies
Middle Grades Mathematics
Secondary Foreign Language: French
Secondary Foreign Language: Spanish
Secondary Political Science
M.Ed. Instructional Technology (initial certification)
M.Ed. in Library Media (initial certification)
M.Ed. in Reading, Literacy & Language
M.Ed. in Special Education General Curriculum
Core courses will be available in Macon; they will also be offered in Milledgeville if there is sufficient enrollment.
For the M.Ed. in School Improvement Core Course Rotation, please see this link. The core is comprised of selected courses that meet some Saturdays with online components and other courses that are offered in a blended format (on-line and face-to-face). The remaining courses are held face-to-face.
Other non-core courses will be offered in Milledgeville, Macon, or through distance learning.
All application materials should be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions:
Georgia College & State University
Campus Box 107
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Toll Free in Georgia: 800-342-0471
Included in the admission's process are the following:
1. Graduate Admission Application Form
2. Two professional recommendations (pdf)
3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (except GC)
4. 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.
5. Meet minimal grade point average (Most M.Ed.
Programs = 2.50 Early Childhood, Middle
Grades and Reading, Literacy, and Language M.Ed. = 2.75)
6. Hold or be eligible for a clear renewable, level four (4) Georgia Teacher Certificate-except Library Media and Instructional Technology Programs
7. Verification of Georgia T4 certification or evidence qualified for one, or a minimum of an Induction Certificate
8. Submit verification of immunization (pdf)
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.
See specific programs for additional requirements. The contact person for questions concerning all College of Education graduate admissions is: