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Georgia Southern ranked in most affordable online master’s in national elementary education list

Georgia Southern University was recently named to the list of 25 most affordable online options for a master’s in elementary education by SR Education Group. Ranked No. 19, the College of Education’s M.Ed. in Elementary Education is the only higher education institution in the state of Georgia to be included in the top 25 ranking.

“We are extremely proud of our program,” said Katie Brkich, Ph.D., M.Ed. Elementary Education program director. “We get amazing teachers from all over the state who want to take their teaching to the next level or become teacher leaders in their schools, and we are proud to support them through their growth.”

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education is a fully online program for current teachers or educational professionals looking to advance their career. The 36-credit hour program offers coursework in instructional technology, advanced content methods, teaching diverse student populations and electives that can be used to complete endorsement programs in English as a Second Language, Online Teaching and Learning, Reading, Special Education Transition Specialist or Teacher Leadership. The curriculum is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and meets their standards for a teaching certificate upgrade.

The methodology for the ranking provided by SR Education employs median mid-career salary data, as well as manually researched tuition rates. Since salaries differ by degree level and program, SR Education Group utilizes bachelor’s, master’s and program-specific salary data for the rankings. Manually collected tuition rates are also specific to degree level and program. The Best Online Colleges rankings include 100 program pages and 41 by-state rankings.

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Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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