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Extend your teaching skills in English and language arts with an immersive Double Dawgs pathway that combines initial teacher preparation with a year of graduate study and mentorship in your first year as a teacher.

Graduates of this Double Dawgs program have the advantage of a year-long student-teaching placement in addition to coursework in English education that focuses on reflective practices and instructional leadership. And because your graduate-level courses are online, you may begin teaching after receiving your bachelor's degree while continuing to work on your master's—and become eligible for a stepped pay increase with the advanced degree.

Program Highlights

  • Learn the latest techniques from master teachers and faculty as part of your bachelor's coursework, plus gain experience through a yearlong practicum
  • Begin teaching after receiving a bachelor's while taking your M.Ed. coursework online
  • Become eligible for a T-5 certification level (master's-level salary)
  • With a high demand for teachers across Georgia and across the country, many graduates can work in their choice of school

Deadline to Apply


Application Process

To apply to this Double Dawgs degree pathway, you must first apply and be accepted into the B.S.Ed. in English Education program no later than the fall of your junior year.

You will apply for Double Dawgs admission in the spring of your junior year. Complete the interest form distributed by faculty at the start of the spring semester no later than April 1, with interviews by faculty taking place by April 15. You can expect a decision on program admittance by May 15.

Admissions Criteria

All B.S.Ed. in English Education students are eligible to apply for this Double Dawgs pathway. Contact pathway advisor Sara Kajder for more details.

Following faculty admission into the program, students will apply for admission into the Graduate School (with the assistance of program faculty). Materials needed for this step may include:

• Curriculum vita (CV) or resume • Statement of purpose (short essay) • Official transcripts

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above are exempt from the entrance exam requirement.

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