Master of Education in Instruction

This program is offered online, face-to-face, or you can custom design a combination of the two.

The Master of Education in Instruction degree at Augusta University supports educators by enhancing their professional knowledge and skills related to teaching, managing, and learning in P-12 schools and other educational settings.  Aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the program of study addresses the Georgia Department of Education’s TAPS performance standards and the teacher evaluation system.

The M.Ed. in Instruction is dedicated to:

  • Empowering teachers to take control of their own professional development. 
  • Improving teaching practices leading to improved student learning. 
  • Integrating theory, research, and classroom data with advanced practical teaching strategies for classroom implementation.
  • Improving teaching practices in the areas of: teaching and learning strategies, classroom management, instructional technology, teaching diverse learners in the local context, designing and implementing relevant classroom assessments and using data to inform and improve practice.  

The Master of Education (MEd) in Instruction is designed for candidates who hold a valid teaching certificate and seek an advanced graduate degree. The program consists of 36 semester hours. All content coursework and key assessments will reflect existing certification areas.

Program Highlights 

  • Up to 6 hours credit for induction work in local school systems.
  • Embedded space in the program for certificate endorsements.
  • STEM endorsement available.
  • A variety of course delivery options.
  • One-on-one help from a faculty member academic advisor.

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*Admission Requirements*


  1. GPA: Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level.
  2. Minimum of a Bachelor'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 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
  4. A valid, level 4 or higher Induction, Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate. Note: To be eligible for a Georgia Standard Professional certificate in Curriculum and Instruction candidates must hold a level 4 or higher renewable Professional certificate in any field.
  5. Background Check: A clear or expunged criminal background record.
    • 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.
  6. 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



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   Dr. Gordon Eisenman
   University Hall, Suite 366
   2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

In order for an individual to be considered and then invited for an interview, the online application and all materials must be received on or before the deadlines below.

Fall Early Bird: March 15

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 2

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