Graduate Degree Types
We offer graduate degrees in the following areas: master’s degree (M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed. and M.S.), educational specialist degrees (Ed.S.) and doctoral degrees (Ed.D. and Ph.D.). We also offer graduate certificates, endorsements and non-degree (for course enrichment) at the graduate level.
Our Degree Programs
|Master of Arts||M.A.|
|Master of Arts in Teaching (individuals looking to become a certified teacher)||M.A.T.|
|Master of Education (individuals who are already certified teachers looking to advance in their content area)||M.Ed.|
|Master of Interdisciplinary Studies||M.I.S.|
|Master of Science||M.S.|
|Specialist in Education||Ed.S.|
|Doctor of Education||Ed.D.|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Ph.D.|
|Non-degree (usually taken for course enrichment)||N.D.|
|Graduate Certificate||G. Cert|
|Endorsement (for certified teachers)||N.D.|
Endorsements/Add-Ons, Certificates and Non-Degree Programs
The college provides non-degree opportunities for those who wish to obtain a certificate, add an area of endorsement to a certificate, obtain initial certification in certain subject areas, or take courses for enrichment.
Students who are in need of renewing their teaching certificate or are seeking courses for enrichment are encouraged to apply to a graduate non-degree program. You can apply as a non-degree student and register for a maximum of nine semester hours. If you wish to pursue a program further, you’ll need to apply for admission according to the requirements of the degree desired. *Non-degree programs that are less than 18 credit hours do not qualify for financial aid award
Endorsements offered by the college are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Endorsements are designed for P-12 educators and can be received in specific areas to recognize additional expertise or to strengthen competency levels.
Undergraduate and graduate certificates are prescribed programs of study at the post-secondary educational level and are recognized by the University System of Georgia. Certificate programs focus on specialized coursework for preparing individuals in a variety of areas ranging from teaching to technology.
View our list of graduate certificates »
Certification only is for applicants seeking initial teacher certification at the graduate level.