Ed.S. in Elementary Education - The Accomplished Teacher

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Continue to develop young students

Mercer University’s Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Elementary Education, The Accomplished Teacher degree is a 31-hour program that focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of educators in grades P through 5. This specialist degree will prepare you to advance in your career in education, and will equip you with the necessary skills and experience for success.

Through this program, individuals will gain a greater depth of knowledge relating to issues of diversity, curriculum assessment and development, theory and research, and pedagogy. Students will also develop written and oral communication skills, which will prepare them to advocate more effectively for young children, their families, and the community.

Mercer University’s The Accomplished Teacher, Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree with concentrations in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, and P-12 Education certificate fields is designed for teachers who are certified at the master’s (T-5) level.

Successful completion of the program will lead to eligibility for an upgrade of the candidate’s teaching certification to a Level 6 certificate by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). Teachers may earn optional endorsements such as Reading, Math, STEM, ESOL, or Coaching. The Accomplished Teacher Ed.S. is a fully online graduate degree program.

Expand your knowledge

Through program curriculum, students will gain knowledge in:

  • Educational practice and becoming an accomplished teacher
  • Issues of diversity, assessment, curriculum development, theory and research, instructional technology, content, and pedagogy
  • Written and oral communication skills, enabling more effective advocacy for young children, their families, and the community
  • Professional resources, inquiry, and research methods to grow professionally and gain advanced knowledge to support the practice of teaching and lifelong learning

Designed for busy and working adults

Students are enrolled two times per year in May and August, and classes meet fully online. Students have the opportunity to schedule in-person meetings with faculty at one of Mercer’s locations or via phone, thus offering students greater flexibility. Online components are completed in Canvas, Mercer’s course management system.

Learn more about our Ed.S. in Elementary Education – The Accomplished Teacher

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6084 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.

The incredible faculty of Mercer has mentored me, and may times over, has shown what humanity and service are. I have learned lifelong truths that have empowered me with broad knowledge and transferrable skills. Moreover, I have been equipped with the talent of listening and evaluating each situation with an open mind and fairness.

William Phillips
B.S.Ed., '10 | M.Ed., '12 | Ed.S. Elementary Education, '21
6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Villa Rica Middle School

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