The Ed.S. in Secondary Education is designed to meet the current demands of teachers who are certified in a secondary education concentration area, as they pursue graduate preparation beyond the master’s degree. In the program, you will complete content specific requirements in your secondary certification field: biology, broad fields science, business, chemistry, economics, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics, or political science.
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; and Conduct action research related to your concentration area in secondary education.
1. Complete requirements for a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level five certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility for a level five Induction certificate in one of the secondary education certification fields: biology, broad fields science, business, chemistry, economics, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics, or political science. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Certificate of Eligibility for a level five Induction certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate.
3. Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
4. Present current official report from the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) showing competitive scores. Applicants with a Georgia Southern University graduate degree showing a GPA of 3.5 or higher within the previous seven (7) years may exempt the GRE test requirement.
5. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
6. Submit a completed ‘Disclosure and Affirmation Form’ that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, 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 course work 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 (www.naces.org)
Last updated: 6/15/2017
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