• English as a Second Language (ESOL), Gifted-in-Field, Urban Education, PBIS, STEM, & Reading endorsements are available
  • 100% Online program offers students more flexibility
  • One-on-one help from a faculty member academic advisor


Admission Criteria

Program Website

Tuition & Fees

Contact Us

Dr. Stacie Pettit
Program Coordinator
(706) 737-1496

AU Online
Allgood Hall E323
(706) 770-6046



The Master of Education with a Major in Instruction degree at Augusta University supports educators by enhancing their professional knowledge and skills related to teaching, managing, and learning in P-12 schools and other educational settings. 

Aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the program of study addresses the Georgia Department of Education’s TAPS performance standards and the teacher evaluation system.

The M.Ed. in Instruction is dedicated to:

  • Empowering teachers to take control of their own professional development.
  • Improving teaching practices leading to improved student learning.
  • Integrating theory, research, and classroom data with advanced practical teaching strategies for classroom implementation.
  • Improving teaching practices in the areas of: teaching and learning strategies, classroom management, instructional technology, teaching diverse learners in the local context, designing and implementing relevant classroom assessments and using data to inform and improve practice.



The Master of Education (MEd) in Instruction is designed for individuals seeking an advanced graduate degree. The program consists of 30 hours. Although a teaching certification is not a requirement for admission, Georgia educators must apply for the concentration that matches their initial certification in order to obtain an upgraded certificate.


Dr. Stacie Pettit


"We would love to have you continue your career as an educator by joining us at AU Online for a personalized degree program created for busy teaching professionals. The class sizes, meaningful 30 credit hours, and regular course offerings taught by experts in the field are a few of the many ways you will find the value of this program is like no other.” Stacie Pettit, PhD