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Master of Education

The MEd program extends opportunities to students who have busy work schedules and families and can not attend classes during the daytime. The courses in this program are offered completely online to offer a flexible learning environment and can be completed in 13 months.

Program Curriculum Sheets

Elementary Education

Middle Grades Language Arts

Middle Grades Mathematics

Special Education

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: The graduate Education deadline has been extended until Friday, May 28th. All M.Ed. and Ed.S - Summer 2021 courses will be offered entirely online rather than the normal online and on campus hybrid style.

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Graduate Major

Master of Education

Education Center

Dr. Rachel L. Abbott
Dean and Associate Professor
229-931-2145
rachel.abbott@gsw.edu

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Graduate Student Experience

Graduate Education Student
Student Teacher

Students can complete their MEd in as few as 13 months!

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply to the College of Education graduate program at Georgia Southwestern State University must submit a completed admissions packet. Incomplete packets may not be reviewed for admissions. The complete admissions packet is comprised of the following:

  1. Graduate application for admission with $25.00 nonrefundable application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended* with minimum of 2.75 undergraduate grade point average
    *Students who have graduated from Georgia Southwestern do not need to submit a GSW transcript or other transcripts previously received by GSW prior to college graduation. Students are encouraged to Check Your Admissions Status for transcripts needed.
  3. Two confidential Administrative Recommendation Forms, one from a Supervising Principal and one from another school administrator, Assistant Principal, Department Chair, Lead Teacher.
  4. Professional Profile (M.Ed. Only)
  5. Commitment Letter
  6. Copy of Professional Teaching Certificate or Eligibility for Induction
  7. Immunization form (before enrollment)
  8. Documentation of Lawful Presence (before enrollment, if applying for in-state tuition)

Candidates seeking a degree through graduate study must apply for regular admission. Individuals who already hold a master's degree must meet regular admissions requirements for a second master's degree.

Program Highlights

Georgia Southwestern's College of Education offers Georgia's leading graduate program in terms of cost, convenience, and speed of completion. Students can complete a degree in 13 months at a fraction of the cost of most graduate programs.

  • Affordable tuition costs:

    • M.Ed. Elementary Education - Approximate cost $9,280
    • M.Ed. Middle Grades Math - Approximate cost $9,960
    • M.Ed. Middle Grades Language Arts - Approximate cost $9,700
    • M.Ed. Special Education - Approximate cost $9,280
  • No GRE/GMAT scores required
  • Fully accredited programs

Flexible Courses

Classes meet on 5 Saturdays during the Fall and Spring terms and two days per week during the month of June. (22 total days for M.Ed. and 16 total days for Ed.S.) Due to COVID-19, all M.Ed. Summer 2021 courses will be offered entirely online rather than the normal online and on campus hybrid style.