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Ed.S. in Elementary Education Online Program

A fully online program, the Education Specialist in Elementary Education (ECED) is designed to meet the current demands of teachers in grades P-5 as they pursue graduate preparation beyond the master’s degree. In the program, you will complete content specific requirements in elementary education.

The program requires 33 semester hours and provides opportunities for you to:

  • Collaborate with others across disciplines
  • Explore teacher leadership opportunities and develop leadership skills
  • Apply and extend content knowledge and pedagogical skills through the examination of curriculum and instruction issues and research
  • Continue development of technology skills and develop skills in using technology to impact and assess student learning
  • Conduct action research related to elementary education

This program is an approved program by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements with corresponding pay increase by Georgia public school systems.

Curriculum/Program of Study



Graduate Academic Services Center
College of Education, Room 3166
P.O. Box 8083
Statesboro, GA 30460

Phone: (912) 478-1447
Fax: (912) 478-5093

Advisement Sheet

Course Rotation (PDF)

Forms and Resources

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For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Professional Certification Disclosure.

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the M.Ed. Elementary Education program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The programs listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Click here for more information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.

Last updated: 1/21/2021