Elementary Education M.Ed. with Endorsements and Concentrations
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Elementary Education is a graduate degree designed for teachers who wish to pursue advanced preparation in a specific area at the elementary level, including K-5 mathematics, teacher support and coaching (TSC), reading, K-5 science and STEM endorsements. It is also possible to complete the M.Ed. with a concentration in Dual Language Education.
The program engages students in comprehensive exploration, research, and practice in diverse elementary classrooms, with concentrated study in their chosen endorsement.
Program experiences provide students with pedagogical content knowledge, instructional capabilities, and mindsets needed to serve as effective teachers and also teacher leaders in their schools and communities.
The program includes 12 courses, five of which may be completed online/alternative format. Students may enter the program any semester and complete the program at their own pace.
The K-5 Mathematics and Science Endorsements require one year of teaching experience, and the Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement requires three years of teaching experience.
For these endorsements requiring teaching experience, other courses in the master’s program may be completed before then.
The endorsement options may also be completed as standalone programs. Or, if a student has already completed an M.Ed., there are opportunities for the endorsement courses to count toward other graduate degrees such as the Ed.D.
Once students complete the required courses for their endorsement, they should submit the CEHD Endorsement Completion form here.
View Endorsement, Concentration and Certificate Programs
Catalog course descriptions
Cohort Only Endorsements
These endorsements must have a cohort of 10 or more teachers signed up.
The K-5 Science Endorsement requires a cohort of 10 or more teachers.
Requirements for the K-5 STEM Endorsement include 9 hours of concentrated coursework in elementary (K-5) STEM education. Students must be admitted to the university and may be enrolled as a nondegree student or pursuing another advanced degree.
*The K-5 STEM Endorsement requires a cohort of 10 or more teachers
In response to the growing number of Georgia schools with Dual Language programs, the mission of this program is to prepare qualified educators who understand the history, theory, and practice of Dual Language Education.
Students may enter the program any semester and complete the program at their own pace. Requirements for the concentration include 12 hours of concentrated coursework in elementary (K-5) Dual Language Education and a 3 hour field-based practicum.
Educators with a Foreign Language Education (FLED) Certificate from the state of Georgia may also be eligible to earn a Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement.
The courses are the same for the concentration and the endorsement. The endorsement is also available as a standalone program for educators with a FLED certificate. Questions about the concentration or the endorsement program should be directed to Cathy Amanti, Ph.D. at [email protected].
- Application for Elementary Education M.Ed. ( Apply Here! )
- Elementary Education M.Ed. Brochure
- Elementary Education M.Ed. Program of Study
Course description and classes
Susan Swars Auslander
Questions should be directed to [email protected].
The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education is a partner with the FIT (Future Immersion Teacher) Fellowship. The FIT Fellowship is an initiative of the French government’s Dual Language Fund, launched by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation. Qualified French-speaking students enrolled in either the MEd in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education program or the ECE Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement program may apply for this Fellowship. For more information, visit the FIT Fellowship website or contact Cathy Amanti, Ph.D.
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