Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. (Online)

Program Description

Georgia College offers a fully online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree. This program is 36 hours and takes four semesters to complete. The program of study consists of 6 four-credit-hour core courses and 12 hours of content courses. Content courses are online and will be chosen in consultation with the candidate’s advisor. The program is administered using a cohort model in that students begin the program as a group in the summer and finish the next summer. Despite being a fully online program, candidates will still develop positive relationships with their professors and fellow candidates through group work and online discussion forums. The degree program is devised to meet the professional development needs of educators in the high needs areas of student assessment, data-driven decision making, and curriculum planning for success. The MED in Curriculum and Instruction is considered a new field K-12 certification, and candidates must pass a GACE test to become certified. This degree program equips candidates as curriculum and instruction specialists and also fulfills one of the requirements to move up within Georgia’s new Tiered Certification for educators.

M.Ed. Admission Requirements

1. A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75,
2. hold or be eligible for a clear renewable, level four (4) Georgia Teacher Certificate,
3. submit University Admissions Form including application fee, if applicable,
4. applicant must submit two professional recommendations,
5. submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended,
6. complete an on-site writing assessment, or minimum score of 305 for the GRE, or minimum score of 405 on Miller Analogies Test (MAT). GCSU College of Education past graduates may petition to waive test requirement.

M.Ed. Advisement

The M.Ed. with major in Curriculum and Instruction begins in summer semester of each year and ends with the following summer semester.  Each candidate admitted to the cohort has a program of study listing the timeline for all courses.  There are no substitutes or electives and all courses are taken at the same time during the program with other members of the cohort.  Candidates are assigned to the cohort professor for advisement and are encouraged to initiate communication on a regular basis with the professor who will also serve as facilitator and coach.

M.Ed. Program of Study

The Master of Education degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work. Only those courses listed on the Program of Graduate Study fulfill degree requirements. Grades below a C do not fulfill degree requirements.

M.Ed. Transient Credit

Candidates must enroll in all courses in the program of study at Georgia College.

M.Ed. Graduate Assistantships

Limited Graduate Assistantships are available. Applications can be accessed at:

Program of Study

Specialization (minimum of 12 semester hours)

EDCI 6200Student-Centered Pedagogy


EDCI 6201Implement Research Project


EDIT 6225Intro to Distance Learning


EDCI 6202Curriculum and Imagination


Curriculum and Instruction Core (26 semester hours)

EDCI 6100Curriculum Theory


EDCI 6101Learn Theory/Role of Culture


EDCI 6102Analyzing Assmt Pol Prac Power


EDCI 6103Util Ed Rsrch to Impv Learning


EDCI 6104Curric Dev and Eval


EDCI 6105Curriculum Leadership Capstone


Total Credit Hours: 36

EDEX 6111 Exceptional Individual in Regular Classes is required only when this course has not been completed during the student's undergraduate degree work.

Further Information

Prospective students desiring further information on graduate programs may contact Shanda Brand, Graduate Admissions Advisor, at Georgia College, Campus Box 70, Milledgeville, GA 31061.


Phone: 478-445-1383.  (Toll free in Georgia at 1-800-342-0471, extension 1383.)