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Advanced Educational Studies

The Education Specialist in Advanced Educational Studies degree allows students to build on advanced knowledge and skills to develop and design curriculum, implement responsive instructional methods and evaluate instructional practices.

Delivered online, this is a degree designed for educators who hold a master’s degree in an education-related field and a Level 5 or higher standard professional teaching certificate. The EdS in Advanced Educational Studies can lead to a certificate upgrade in Georgia to Level 6. Candidates must complete concentration coursework assignments and assessments in their current area of certification.

Advanced Educational Studies is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing



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Advanced Educational Studies Program


What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Specialist in Education majoring in Advanced Educational Studies will complete 30 credit hours in one of several concentration areas.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Several education-related student organizations provide opportunities for students to participate in groups that can help them network, share ideas and prepare for career advancement.

Augusta University’s College of Education and Human Development is a hub for educational outreach and professional learning opportunities, including the Impacting Student Learning Conference.

The Central Savannah River Oral History Project explores changes in the area’s education system by recording the memories of those were involved in the change.

Online Delivery

Coursework is delivered fully online, allowing teaching professionals to continue their education while working.

Dedicated Faculty

The supportive faculty are committed to high-impact practices that stimulate positive learning and innovative research.

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for K-12 teachers is $61,820 per year. Job growth is projected to rise at an average rate through 2031.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the graduate level calculated on all graduate work attempted.

Degree Requirement: A minimum of a Master’s degree in a teaching or related field from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. 

Standardized Test Requirements: None are required for this program.

Teaching Certificate: A valid level 5 or higher Induction, Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate is required.

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*Tuition & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

Detailed Program Tuition Information

Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Spring '25 Application Deadline

  • November 2, 2024

Summer '25 Application Deadline

  • March 2, 2025

Fall '25 Application Deadline

  • June 2, 2025

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

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. Applicants with files that are still awaiting materials after the program deadlines will be deferred to the following semester.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at

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Why Augusta?

With classes delivered online, you’re able to work toward your goals while remaining at your current job.

The College of Education hosts several education-based conferences and programs that provideopportunities to learn and network with educators from around the area, state, and nation.

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Jaguars give back to the greater Augusta community

“Our campus is part of the community. We are not an island and it’s important that we build strong, collaborative, lasting and meaningful relationships."

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Augusta University celebrates its outstanding faculty

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Augusta University celebrates Spring 2024 graduates

More than 1,250 graduates were celebrated during Augusta University's 2024 commencement ceremonies.

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AU’s 2024 Academic Recognition Day Scholar celebrates success

“I learned about being chosen as the Academic Recognition Day Scholar for Augusta University like a week before I found out that I got into the physician assistant program."

Learning Like No Other

The Augusta University College of Education and Human Development is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.