This program emphasizes curriculum and teaching practices from the most current research. You will complete an original research or evaluation project on a topic of interest to you. This program upgrades your certification from T-5 to T-6 level.

The Specialist degree is a self-contained degree program intermediate between a masters degree and a doctoral degree both in time and depth. It provides advanced study for those preparing for positions which call for a higher level of competence and specialization than that of the master’s degree but without the heavy emphasis on research of the doctoral degree. Completion of the Ed.S. program in Science Education is intended to prepare students to serve as master teachers, department heads, science instructional supervisors and instructions of introductory science courses in junior, community or four-year colleges, and to obtain certification at the T-6 level in the State of Georgia. A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a T-5 certification in science (or its equivalent) are among the requirements for admission to this program.

Degree Awarded: EdS

Degree Code: EDS_ESCI

Recognized as a national research leader in the fields of mathematics and science education, this department combines the expertise of its internationally known faculty with the energy and innovation of its rising young scholars. The Science Education Program is committed to improving science curriculum and instruction at all levels, preschool through college and beyond. The program is determined to expand knowledge of teaching and learning, to disseminate this knowledge and to put existing knowledge to use in various educational settings.

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Mathematics and Science Education

212 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7124

Graduate Coordinator: Daniel Capps


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