English Education (EdS)

Degree: Education Specialist Degrees

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The Department of Reading Education has merged with the Department of Language Education. The new combined department is called the Department of Language and Literacy Education.


College of Education
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Language and Literacy Education
125 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7123
Phone: 706/583-8130


Graduate Coordinator

Victoria Hasko


Ed.S. in Secondary English Education:
The specialist in education program is a self-contained degree program between the master's and doctoral degrees. It provides an opportunity for advanced study for those preparing for leadership positions in their schools. Although the EdS degree may become the final degree for many individuals, obtaining this degree does not preclude the EdS graduate from later becoming a candidate for the PhD degree. Coursework and resident credit used to satisfy the EdS degree, however, cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for the PhD degree. Those who apply for the EdS should have earned a master's degree in English Education and be certified to teach middle or secondary school English. The program consists of 10 courses (30 hours) beyond the master's program and leads to T-6 Georgia teacher certification. The program of study for the EdS degree is planned jointly by the student and the advisor based on prior study, future goals, and within the framework described below. Courses for endorsements in ESOL, Reading, Gifted, or Educational Leadership may be included in the program of study.



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