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M.Ed. Degrees - Overview

Available at the Milledgeville Campus and Macon Center . 

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 Biology
     Secondary English
     Secondary Foreign Language: French
     Secondary Foreign Language: Spanish
     Secondary History
     Secondary Mathematics
     Secondary Political Science
M.Ed. Instructional Technology (initial certification)
M.Ed. in Library Media (initial certification)
M.Ed. in Reading, Literacy & Language
      (initial certification)
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.  

Application Requirements 
All application materials should be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions:

  Georgia College & State University
  Campus Box 107
  Milledgeville, GA 31061
  478-445-6289
  Toll Free in Georgia: 800-342-0471
  E-mail: grad-admit@gcsu.edu    

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:

See the complete list of programs.

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