M.Ed. Secondary Education
The 30-semester hour M.Ed. Secondary Education program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of certified teachers in grades 6-12. Completion of the planned program (including the prerequisite Level 4 certificate) and a passing score on the GACE Content Assessment for Reading leads to eligibility for master's level (Level 5) certification in Reading by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
The program offers a wide scope of advanced course content intended to expand levels of knowledge, skills, and dispositions in secondary level teachers. Students are able to focus in a content area in the following subject areas:
- Language Arts
- Social Science
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:
- Understand key concepts and organization of secondary level education.
- Understand how culture, students’ approaches to learning, and exceptionalities impact students
- Create learning experiences that make content meaningful for students in grades 6-12
- Understand, design, and implement appropriate formal and informal assessment tools
PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL
Students are admitted three times a year for the Fall (August), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. The 16-month program is offered on the Atlanta campus in an in-class, face-to-face format. Students attend class on a year-round calendar. Each class is delivered in 16-week semesters.