Social Studies Education (EdS)

Degree: Education Specialist Degrees

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The Ed.S. (Educational Specialist) degree is a 30 credit hour post-Masterís degree program that leads to T6 certification in the state of Georgia.


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

Academic Department

Educational Theory and Practice
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7177
Phone: 706/542-4244


Graduate Coordinator

Kyunghwa Lee


The Ed.S. degree is offered for individuals who wish to focus their careers primarily on social studies teaching and curriculum leadership at the pre-collegiate level. The Ed.S. program of study is flexible and accommodates individual student interests and career goals. The degree culminates in an applied project or a written comprehensive examination. Entrance requirement minimums are a 2.75 undergraduate GPA, a 3.3 graduate GPA, a total combined GRE score of 900 (450 on each part) and an analytical writing score of 4.5. For full consideration, applicants should apply by March 1 to begin in Summer and Fall semesters, and by October 1 to begin in Spring semester.



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