Ed.S. - The Accomplished Teacher

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Continue to develop young students

Mercer University’s Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) – The Accomplished Teacher degree is a fully online 30-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 Ed.S. – The Accomplished Teacher degree is designed for teachers who are certified at the master’s (T-5) level, with concentrations in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • P-12 Education
  • Secondary Education

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:

  • Autism
  • Coaching
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary (K-5) Math
  • Elementary (K-5) Science
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted
  • Online Teaching
  • Reading
  • STEM

For more information about program requirements, admissions requirements, and tuition rates for endorsements, visit our Endorsements page.

Learn more about our Specialist in Education – The Accomplished Teacher program

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions appointment or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6062 or MercerEducation@mercer.edu for more information.

The incredible faculty of Mercer has mentored me, and many times over, has shown what humanity and service are. I have learned lifelong truths that have empowered me with broad knowledge and transferable 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

Meet Our Faculty

Mercer’s Tift College of Education is supported by faculty and staff who devote themselves to preparing students to become transforming educators within their communities and throughout the world.

Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.