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Education Specialist in Elementary Education

Brenau’s online Ed.S. degree can position you to help shape a more effective teaching and learning environment for today’s youngest students.

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Expand your opportunities to make a positive impact on early childhood education

Brenau offers this one-year online program for those who already have a master’s degree in education and at least two years of full-time teaching experience. It provides you additional depth of knowledge in early childhood education (ECE) assessment, leadership, teaching and research for children in pre-K to fifth grade. You will also have opportunities to discover and apply subject-specific innovations in your own classroom – or in a new career setting such as instructional design or a supervisory role.

Brenau’s elementary education specialist program helps you:

  • Gain knowledge in early childhood assessment, leadership, teaching and research
  • Discover and apply subject-specific innovations in your classroom
  • Increase your potential employment options and career advancement

Choose Brenau for your Ed.S. degree in elementary education

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and the writing center – all of which serve online students.

100% Online

Complete coursework for this program 100% online for greater flexibility

CAEP-Accredited

Brenau University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

One Year

Classes last for seven weeks and you can earn your degree in one year


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Get you where you want to be in your career with an Ed.S. in Elementary Education

Potential Careers

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Teacher assistant
  • Childcare center director
  • Childcare worker

National Average Salary

Education Specialists
$50,000
Payscale.com

Average Job Growth

Preschool and Childcare Center Director Positions
11%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


The Ed.S. curriculum at Brenau is vetted by local educators to ensure you’re getting a relevant and quality education

Brenau University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Core courses for the Ed.S. in elementary education include:

  • Innovations in Language Arts
  • Health/Social Issues
  • Innovations in Mathematics
  • Innovations in Science
  • Innovations in Social Studies

How does an education specialist degree supplement your M.Ed.?

While an M.Ed. program delivers broad knowledge that is useful across the educational spectrum, an education specialist degree delves deeply into more specific subject matter. The Ed.S. is a postgraduate degree that covers highly specialized curriculum. Educators who seek advanced professional training for very defined age groups are perfect candidates for an education specialist degree.


Matt White is proud of his degree in education from Brenau

For some, college is about finding an entirely new career path rather than advancing in one’s current field. After a decade in the banking business, Matt made what he calls “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made” by choosing to pursue a graduate degree in education from Brenau. The quality of the curriculum and instructors attracted him to Brenau, while the flexibility of online courses aided his transition toward graduation, certification and his current role as a special education coordinator.