Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction* program at Georgia College is a completely online degree devised to meet the professional development needs of educators in the high needs areas of student assessment, data-driven decision making, and curriculum planning for success.   This degree is considered a new field service certification and a candidate can be certified as a curriculum specialist by taking a GACE assessment.  This degree also equips candidates with one of the requirements to move up within Georgia’s new Tiered Certification for teachers.  Candidates completing this degree program and passing the GACE assessment, then, will earn a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, add a new field service certification to their teaching certification, and be certified as a Curriculum Specialist. 

The M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction is 36 hours, 24 of which are core courses and twelve which are content courses.  Core courses are:  EDCI 6100, EDCI 6101, EDCI 6102, EDCI 6103, EDCI 6104, and EDCI 6105.  In consultation with their advisor, students will choose an additional twelve hours of content course. Students may take their twelve hours of content courses within the EDCI 6200 level courses which are offered every semester for curriculum and instruction students, as well as EDIT 6222, a course which develops educators’ capacities in online education. Or, students have the option of taking their content courses in their area of certification with other programs at GCSU, although these courses may not be offered online. The degree program must be completed within six years beginning with the initial date of course work. Only those courses listed on the program of graduate study fulfill degree requirements.

For admission, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, hold or be eligible for a clear renewable, level four (4) Georgia Teacher Certificate submit University Admissions Form including application fee, if applicable. Additionally, candidates must submit two professional recommendations, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, verification of immunization, and a resume.

Degree Requirements


Dr. Marcie Peck
Program Coordinator
Room 122

Ms. Shanda Brand
Graduate Director CBX 70 Georgia College
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Milledgeville, GA 31061
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John H. Lounsbury College of Education
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