The EdS in Early Childhood Education is for experienced teachers who would like to assume greater responsibility in educational decisions and processes within a school, district, and/or community.
Our program seeks to refine your skills in mentorship, professional development, curriculum, and assessment design by bringing critical theoretical conversations to bear on practical problems of practice in a collaborative and challenging atmosphere.
This degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework beyond the master's degree, covering five areas:
The program is planned as a logically organized whole, in light of your record in previous undergraduate and graduate courses, plus your entire professional experience. It includes 30 hours of coursework determined by you and your advisor; this allows for maximum flexibility in your classes as well as in your completion time. Topics include policy analysis and evaluation, and you will complete a research project, but you may be able to tailor courses toward a particular academic interest.
You will be required to take a minimum of five courses from our department (EDEC/EDMS/ESSE/ETAP) and a minimum of two courses from outside the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. You may also select other courses from offerings both in and outside of the College of Education.
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.
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.
Courses are offered in the evenings, and some endorsement courses are offered online during the school year. All students will have the opportunity to take one-week workshop-style courses in the summer.
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