Georgia Southern University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MED Early Childhood Education MED Higher Education Administration
MED Secondary Education MED Instructional Technology
MED Special Education MED Curriculum and Instruction - Accomplished Teaching
MED Middle Grades Education MED Reading Education
MED Educational Leadership MAT Special Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

NCATE accredited; Programs aligned with professional association and state standards; Courses taught by full-time, tenure track faculty with doctorate degrees; Use of cutting-edge Web 2.0 technologies; Single, uniform learning management system; Access to world class library information resources; Online programs offered at a public institution tuition rate, which is lower than private, online schools; Professional development and training for online course faculty; High admission standards

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 10
Concentrations offered
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 89


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 58 full-time; 13 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 97% full-time; 92% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 55
Average experience teaching online courses 7 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 12 full-time; 10 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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