Early Childhood Education M.Ed.

The Master of Early Childhood Education program at Georgia College will prepare you in the knowledge, capabilities and dispositions required for effective, exemplary teachers of young children.

The program is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is designed to support in-service teachers during their years of induction and to assist them in increasing their level of certification from a T-4 to T-5 while obtaining one of the optional credentials to move from the professional level certificate to the advanced professional.  Courses are offered in a partially online format with classes meeting in Macon (at Central Georgia Technical College's Macon Campus Building I).  The cohort begins each May and provides the best of both worlds: the flexibility of online learning combined with in-person class meetings that allow for collaborative learning and networking opportunities with colleagues across the state.

  • Admission requirements include:
    • graduate admissions application form
    • Two professional recommendations (pdf)
    • Official copies of all transcripts
    • GPA Requirement:

      Option 1: Applicants who have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from a regionally accredited university may be considered for admission to College of Education graduate programs.

      OR

      Option 2: Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 from a regionally accredited university and hold 3 successful years of teaching experience, as documented by a letter from the current employer, may be considered for admission to a College of Education graduate program. 

    • Verification of Immunization
    • Verification of Georgia T4 certification or evidence of qualification for one (or a minimum of an induction certificate)
    • Resume

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Contact

Early Childhood Education M.Ed.

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Stacy Schwartz

Dr. Stacy Schwartz

Program Co-Coordinator
Room 228F
478-445-6204
Education

 PhD, University of Georgia; MEd, University of Georgia; BSEd, University of Georgia

Research

Professional Development Schools Partnerships, Family-Schools Community Partnerships, Wellness in Teacher Preparation

Professional Service

Vice President, Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children; Board President, Montessori of Macon; Member, School Governance Team at Lakeview Academy

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shanda brand

Ms. Shanda Brand

Graduate Director
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
478-445-1383