The Ed.S. (Educational Specialist) degree in early childhood education is a 30 credit hour post-Master’s degree program that leads to eligibility for T6 certification in the state of Georgia.

Degree Awarded: EdS

Degree Code: EDS_EDEC

The Ed.S. is offered to individuals who wish to focus their careers primarily on teaching and curriculum leadership at the pre-collegiate level. Entrance requirements are: (a) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA; (b) a Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.30 GPA; (c) a GRE score of 900 or higher (with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal and quantitative subtests), or a minimum score of 408 on the MAT; and (d) two years of teaching experience with young children. Application deadlines for U.S. applicants are: March 1 to begin in Fall or Summer Semesters; October 1 to begin in Spring Semester. International students should plan to apply two months prior to the deadline.

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Educational Theory and Practice

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177

Graduate Coordinator: Kyunghwa Lee


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