Ed.S. in P-12 Education - The Accomplished Teacher

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Develop and improve education for P-12 students

Mercer University’s Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in The Accomplished Teacher, P-12 Education degree is a 31-hour program that focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of educators in grades P through 12. 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 EducationSecondary 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, Science, 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 P-12 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.

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