Master of Education in Instruction

Augusta University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30

Program Description

The Master of Education in Instruction degree at Augusta University is designed for educators who:

  1. hold a valid teaching license
  2. are interested in enhancing their professional practice through the study of advanced professional knowledge related to teaching, managing, and learning in P-12 schools.

The program is grounded on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards five core propositions:

  1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  5. Teachers are members of learning communities.

The program is aligned with and addresses the Georgia Department of Education’s TAPS performance standards and the teacher evaluation system. The M.Ed. in Instruction is dedicated to:

  • Empowering teachers to take control of their own professional development.
  • Improving teaching practices leading to improved K-12 student learning.
  • Integrating theory, research, and classroom data with advanced practical teaching strategies for classroom implementation.
  • Improving teaching practices in the areas of:
    • teaching and learning strategies,
    • classroom management,
    • instructional technology,
    • teaching diverse learners in the local context,
    • designing and implementing relevant classroom assessments, and
    • using data to inform and improve practice.

This fully online program consists of 30 semester hours offered through Augusta University Online. Applicants must hold a valid teaching certification. All field assignments and content coursework will reflect existing certification areas. Georgia Educators must hold a valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate for program admission.

Admissions Information

To gain admission to the online MEd program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the baccalaureate level.
  2. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program and an accredited college or university.
    • To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree earned that’s the U.S. equivalent of degree required by the program.
  3. Official transcripts from all universities and colleges ever attended.
    • Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges or universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.
    • Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to
  4. Valid teaching credential.
    • A valid teaching credential is required for Georgia applicants who wish to upgrade their credentials. Applicants outside of Georgia will need to follow their respective state rules for upgrading credentials, if desired.

State Authorization and Professional Licensure Disclaimer

Not all programs are available to residents in all states. Please check the institution's State Authorization and Professional Licensure website(s) to ensure you reside in an authorized state.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges