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Online Education Specialist in Elementary Education

Accelerate your teaching career

Fully online coursework

Expert faculty

Small classes

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  • Duration1 year
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours31

Program Benefits

  • No GRE required
  • Expert faculty
  • Real-world curriculum

Take the next step in teaching with our online program

With Brenau University’s online Education Specialist in Elementary Education, you’ll accelerate your teaching career and unlock new potential. Designed for professionals who want to move into administrative or higher ranked teaching positions, this program will give you the skills and expertise you need to set yourself apart from the competition.

Take your career to the next level

Our online Ed.S. in Elementary Education will prepare you to advance your teaching career or move into an administrative position. Overall employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12% from 2021 to 2031,1 and earning your degree will make you a competitive candidate for this market.

Explore relevant skillsets

31 credit hours

7 core courses

Our curriculum explores topics in education leadership, policy, problem-based learning, applied research and more. These courses are taught in small classes by instructors who have experience in the field.

Course highlights:

  • ED 860 Leadership in Education
  • ED 870 Education Issues and Policy
  • ED 886 Introduction to Problem-Based Learning I
  • ED 887 Introduction to Problem-Based Learning II
  • ED 890A Applied Research I

It’s always a good time to apply

No GRE/GMAT required

No application fee

The online Ed.S. in Elementary Education offers two start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free. To apply to Brenau’s online Ed.S. in Elementary Education, you’ll need:

Master’s degree in elementary education and PSC level 5 certification in elementary education
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of current teaching certificate
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit hour

1-year duration

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

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What you’ll learn

The coursework in the online Ed.S. in Elementary Education will teach you the necessary skills to accelerate your teaching career or pursue leadership positions. By learning to solve complex problems, you will prepare for the rewarding challenges in the teaching profession.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online Ed.S. in Elementary Education, you can:

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of content areas appropriate for your certification level
  • Support the intellectual, social, physical and personal development of all students
  • Create learning environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation
  • Understand and use a range of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous development of all learners
  • Design and create instructional experiences based on your knowledge of content and curriculum, students, learning environments and assessment
  • Recognize, participate in and contribute to education as a profession

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary Teachers.” Retrieved March 13, 2023, from