Master of Education in Instruction

Augusta University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost See Website

Program Description

The Master of Education in Instruction degree at Augusta University supports educators by enhancing their professional knowledge and skills related to teaching, managing, and learning in P-12 schools and other educational settings. Aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the program of study 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 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.

The Master of Education (MEd) in Instruction is designed for candidates who hold a valid teaching certificate and seek an advanced graduate degree. The program consists of 36 semester hours. All content coursework and key assessments will reflect existing certification areas.

Admissions Information

General Admissions Requirements / Information:


A minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 2.5 a 4.0 scale on all attempted undergraduate work

Degree Requirement

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.


A valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate

Application Requirements:

Proof of Lawful Presence

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.

Background Check

A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.

Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.

Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.

Application Information for International Students:

If there are any special requirements, please provide the information below. Standard information regarding visas will be entered for the program.

Projected Course Offerings: Course offerings vary by semester: All Students take EDTD 6001 in the first semester.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges