EdS Curriculum and Instruction

The Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum and Instruction prepares educators to serve in curriculum and instruction roles in P-12 educational settings. The program consists of 27 semester hours and can be offered as a traditional classroom experience, online experience, or a hybrid experience. All content coursework will reflect existing certification areas. The degree can be completed in three consecutive semesters.

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There will be field assignments required to be completed in each education course in the program. Candidates will be expected to complete an electronic portfolio in addition to the EdS coursework to demonstrate their ability with the conceptual framework principles of the College of Education.

Coursework is delivered through face to face class meetings.

Course Requirements


  1. GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA at the Master’s level. Minimum 2.5 GPA at the Baccalaureate level.
  2. Minimum Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree earned that is the U.S. equivalency of degree required by the program.
  3. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.
  4. Teaching Certificate: A valid level 5 or higher Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate.
  5. Background Check: A clear or expunged criminal background record.
  6. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
    • Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.
    • Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy.
    • Liability Insurance
  7. Proof of Lawful Presence: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

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   Dr. Rebecca Harper 

   University Hall, Suite 325
   2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


Application Deadlines:

Fall Early Bird: March 15

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 2

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