Master of Education, Elementary Education

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $358.00

Program Description

Georgia Southern University’s online master’s degree in elementary education is a fully online program for current teachers or education professionals looking to advance their career.

Our M.Ed. in Elementary Education can be completed in one year (summer/fall/spring/summer), and is designed for candidates who hold a renewable Induction or Professional Level Four Certificate or equivalent in elementary education. The curriculum makes up an approved program of study by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.

This elementary education (P-5) master’s degree program is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. You will experience program outcomes meant to drive your teaching career forward.

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess or be eligible for a renewable Georgia level four certificate in Elementary Education, or possess an equivalent out-of-state teaching certificate in Elementary Education. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion.
  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
  4. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 500 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
  5. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of ‘B’ or higher in their first nine (9) hours of coursework after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-accredited evaluation service and must be a course-by-course evaluation and include a GPA. (naces.org)

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation