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Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) Curriculum and Instruction program is designed for certified teachers who wish to increase their pedagogical content knowledge.
Candidates may choose an approved Focus Area of Study not previously completed or transferred into the program.

Campus Availability

Cumming Campus

Approved Focus Areas of Study

Focus Strands

  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted Education
  • International Teaching leading to IB credential
  • Reading

Advanced Content

  • M.Ed. ECE
  • M.Ed. English, History, or Middle Grades

Admissions Information

  • Admission decisions made after receipt of all required documentation
  • Final application deadline for all considerations: May 1, 2019
  • Orientation during first night of class

School systems interested in on-site delivery of focus strands or similar professional development opportunities should be in contact with Dr. Charles Burrage ( more information.

Program Highlights

  • Customized for each individual student
  • Emphasis on research and teaching
  • Cohort format
  • Flexible program platform for working professionals (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online, and future possibility of site-based cohort)
  • 36-credit hour program completed in 5 semesters
  • Consists of three strands: research, curriculum and instruction, and a focus/advanced content area
  • Focus strands consist of online courses. Advanced content is online, hybrid, and/or face to face
  • On average, students have at least five years of professional work experience
  • Stepping stone for future doctoral program(s)
  • Candidates must pass the Curriculum and Instruction GACE prior to program completion


  • Convenient location on our Cumming Campus
  • Consistent evening schedule through fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Full use of facility (library, etc) for M.Ed. students outside of class time - ID card access required

Value & Experience

  • In-state tuition eligibility - GA resident as of spring 2019
  • All tuition and fees are subject to approval by the GA Board of Regents
  • Affordable, focus relevant courses
  • Courses led by both academic and active industry faculty
  • Cross-functional knowledge sharing and application
  • The flexible degree program conforms to the expectations of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and graduates may be eligible for pay increases within their county

Please note: candidates must hold a professional certificate to upgrade and add the new field.

Program Contact

Dr. Sanghee Choi, coordinator

Contact: Reginia Samples
5154 Nesbitt - Gainesville Campus

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