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EdS in Education (English Education)

This program is designed for practicing secondary English classroom teachers and teacher-leaders who already have a master’s degree and who are looking to hone their practices, consider emerging research and instructional frameworks, and grow as scholars who actively and meaningfully contribute to shaping the professional dialogue and knowledge-base in our field. This is a highly-customizable program with many online course options. Courses and experiences will open exploration of:

  • Curriculum as it is imagined, received, and assessed.
  • The wide range of teaching contexts and communities in which we do this work.
  • The diversity of literacies, texts, and learners we both engage and excite.
  • Identities and practices of reflective, ethical, agentive, and socially just secondary English teachers, researchers, and scholars.


  1. Ranked #9 with U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Top Secondary Education graduate programs
  2. For working teachers who already hold a master’s degree
  3. Earn a certificate upgrade when your studies align with your initial certification
  4. Range of course formats, including online, weekends, and nights


Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .

Plan of Study (PDF)

How to Apply

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Apply to the University of Georgia Graduate School for the EdS in Education (English Education, area of emphasis)

While completing your Graduate School application, please include the following documents:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • International applicants are required to submit either their TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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Part 2: Apply to the EdS in Education (English Education)

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must hold a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in English education or a related field.
  2. For international residents, the TOEFL or IELTS is required with the following scores:
    • TOEFL: at least a score of 100 with a minimum score of 25 in speaking and a 25 in writing
    • IELTS: at least a score of 7 with a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking and 6.5 in writing.
  3. To maximize the benefit of the degree, the program recommends at least two years of teaching experience.

Deadline to Apply

  • October 15 (Spring)
  • February 15 (Summer)
  • April 15 (Fall)

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Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

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Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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