Educational Specialist with a Major in Advanced Educational Studies
ED Specialist With a Major In Advanced Educational Studies
Application Deadlines (Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 Entry):
November 2, 2019
March 2, 2020
Fall 2019 Entry
June 2, 2020
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55
Students select a concentration area that is currently on their teaching certificate:
- Curriculum & Instruction
- Educational Leadership
- Art Education
- Elementary Education
- English Speakers of Other Languages
- Health and Physical Education
- Middle Grades Education
- Special Education
- Secondary Education
- Earth Science
- Political Science
- Science Education
- All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
EDS Advanced Educational Studies Admission Requirements
(Summer, Spring, Fall 2020 Entry Terms)
GPAA minimum overall graduate grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 a 4.0 scale
Minimum of a Master's from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy
degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s)
earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.
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 email@example.com.
An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts
and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from
one of the following three credentials evaluation services: JosefSilny & Associates,
Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).Silny
and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts,
documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
Letters of Recommendation
Standardized Test Requirements
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application.The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
The minimum scores are:
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017)
- No minimum for the revised paper delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)
Program Specific Requirements
Teaching CertificateA valid level 5 or higher Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate is required.
Proof of liability insurance is required.
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.
Additional Links: Fair Credit Reporting Act and Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
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 Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.