The Education Specialist online program is designed to meet the needs of experienced teachers who wish to enhance their abilities and use innovative teaching tactics within the classroom setting. Our program is designed to increase the skill base of professional educators who are instructional leaders, curriculum developers, and exemplary teachers.
What concentrations are offered?
- Early Childhood Education (30 hour program)
- Middle Grades Education (30 hour program)
Ed.S. students are required to take 30 credit hours in order to complete the program. The following number of credits will be derived from each field of study:
- Professional Core – 15 credit hours (5 classes)
- Concentration Sequence – 15 credit hours (5 classes)
These areas of interest enable the student to receive a well-rounded education that will enhance their understanding of effective and innovative tactics within the classroom. The proposed schedule for your cohort would be the following:
- First semester – 9 credit hours (3 classes)
- Second semester – 6 credit hours (2 classes) & 2 applied project hours
- Third semester – 6 credit hours (2 classes)
- Final semester – 6 credit hours (2 classes) & 1 applied project hour
Why would you want to pursue the degree at Brenau University?
- Convenient online format
- Completion of program in one year
- Cohort format which allows candidates to know each other in an academic setting
Who is the ideal candidate for this program?
- Hold a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.0
- Minimum MAT or GRE at the 33rd percentile
- Produce three letters of reference one of which must come from a school administrator if the candidate is employed in a school system
- Excellent writing sample (to be completed online)
- 3 years of successful teaching experience
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I learn more?
To find out more information please fill out the contact information form and we will be incontact with you soon.
- How long will the program take?
One year (4 semesters)
- When will the program begin?
There are two cohorts per year. One cohort begins in the Spring and the other begins in the Summer.
- What is the Applied Project?
This is usually an onsite project that addresses a concern of learning and student achievement. Methodology, research design and collection of data is developed during the first two semesters and data is analyzed and interpreted during the last semester of the Education Specialist degree program.
- What are the areas of concentration for the EDS?
Early Childhood and Middle Grades. Concentrations in Middle Grades are Math/Science or Language Arts/Social Studies.
- Are the courses content or methodology?
Program contains courses in both areas.
- What is the format?
Program is delivered totally online in a cohort format.
Dr. Ann Wheeler
Early Childhood, Middle Grades & Secondary Education