Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Accomplished Teaching

Valdosta State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36

Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction - Accomplished Teaching is an online degree offered collaboratively through three fully-accredited universities in the University System of Georgia: Valdosta State University, Georgia Southern University, and Columbus State University. Top graduate faculty from each school teach the courses. This degree program provides advanced professional and pedagogical studies that emphasize application of acquired knowledge and skills in the teacher's classroom and school. Teachers who complete the program will be eligible for the Curriculum and Instruction (level 5) service certificate after completing this online degree and passing the appropriate Georgia content assessment. This 12-course, 36-semester hour program can be completed in four consecutive semesters - about 16 months - with full-time enrollment. For students who are unable to enroll full-time, courses are offered on a continuous basis allowing for part-time enrollment. No campus visits are required to complete the program.

Admissions Information

Full Admission Requirements:

  1. Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) or combined undergraduate and graduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. VSU has a “no forgiveness policy” when calculating GPAs. Applicants not meeting the required GPA may be eligible for admission by an alternative pathway. (See below).
  3. A valid, Level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate in the State of Georgia. Teachers certified in states other than Georgia may be eligible. To qualify, a teacher must hold the equivalent of a Georgia clear/renewable teaching certificate. VSU reserves the right to request additional documentation, if needed