Master of Education

There is no greater calling or one that is more rewarding than the teaching profession. Skilled, confident, compassionate teachers, the kind of teachers Brenau has a reputation for graduating, continually find themselves highly sought after by school systems throughout Georgia, the South and beyond. At Brenau University, the advanced education programs department prides itself on training skilled, reflective teachers who become leaders in their schools.

What concentrations are offered?


Program Highlights

The Master of Education program is designed to develop and enhance proficiency and professionalism among practicing teachers. Graduates will take active roles in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective teaching practices through reflective decisions relating to content, pedagogy and the learner. At Brenau, students can earn a Master of Education degree in the following areas:

  •  Early Childhood
  • Middle Grades
  •  Special Education

Master of Education students are required to take 34 credit hours and will generally take two classes per 7-week session. The following number of credits will be derived from each field of study:

  •  Professional Development
  • Research
  • Reading
  • Methods
  •  Clinical Experience
  •  Capstone Experience

Note: The M.Ed. program does not lead to certification.

These areas of interest enable the student to receive a well-rounded education that will enhance their understanding of effective and innovative strategies within the classroom.

Why would you want to pursue the degree at Brenau University?

  •  Courses are taught online making coursework readily available for program completion

Who is the ideal candidate for this program?

  •  Must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a college or university with regional or, national, accreditation, as documented via official transcripts
  •  Must hold a current clear and renewable certificate in early childhood education, middle grades education, or special education.
  •  Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for prior college level coursework
    • ○ Applicants who do not meet the requirement of a 3.0 GPA may be considered for application based upon review by the College of Education
    • ○ Must have two years of full-time work experience as evidenced by a resume
  •  Applicants may be considered for admission as further defined in the Admissions Policies and Transfer of Credit Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I learn more?
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How long will the program take?
Program takes from a year to a year and a half depending on how many courses the student takes.

How will this degree benefit me?
The Masters of Education provides the practicing professional additional depth of knowledge in their respective field.

Is the degree offered completely online?
All M.Ed. degrees are offered in an online format.

Will I have an advisor for this program?
You will be assigned a full time faculty member for advisement during your program.

Contact us

Chair of Advanced Programs
Dr. Rebecca Cooper
Phone: 770-446-2900