Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

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Wesleyan's Master of Education program is ranked among the top 20 in the state of Georgia.


Enrolling both women and men, Wesleyan’s unique Master of Education in Elementary Education program invites practicing classroom teachers who believe in the power of authentic learning, who desire a shift from mundane educational trends, and who wish to become active inquirers to join us in a journey of self-discovery, organic learning experiences, and active research around timeless and proven classroom practices.

Competitively priced for working teachers, Wesleyan’s M.Ed learner-centered program is the only one of its type in the state of Georgia. View our class listing and schedule rotation beginning this Summer. Did you know depending on where you teach your student loans may qualify for forgiveness under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program? You really can afford a quality education at Wesleyan. 


The next cohort begins Summer 2021.

The preferred deadline to apply is May 15, 2021.

For more information: edugraduate@wesleyancollege.edu.



FEBRUARY 4 / 6 PM (virtual only)

Why should you join us? To find out more about Wesleyan’s fast-track hybrid graduate programs designed for working professionals. Our programs include online courses for student flexibility as well as Wesleyan's signature seminar-style traditional classes on campus evenings and on weekends. All classes are taught by full-time faculty with real world professional experience and outstanding academic credentials. 

Our classes are small, but our classrooms are big, so practicing social distancing is never a problem.

Master of Education Requirements.

Find out more details about important requirements for our program.

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Find out more about our exceptional MEd program that focuses on play, creativity, nature, and oral storytelling.


Sample courses

Wesleyan's newly re-designed MEd learner-centered program focuses on play, creativity, nature smart activities, and oral story telling. Students progress through the program in highly selective cohorts, working in teams along the way to create unique personal and professional support structures that augment the learning process.


The Art of Inquiry

EDU 521

Participants will be introduced to the text “The Art of Inquiry,” familiarized with the various requirements and expectations associated with graduate level research, and presented with the overall final thesis paper expectations and timeline.

Creative Expressions in the Early Childhood Classroom

EDU 532

What better way to truly build a learning community that focuses on creativity, nature smart learners, and play-based initiatives than to be immersed in a highly interactive course taught by a team of talented individuals that allows you to fully explore artistic elements that can be integrated into education to include: Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, and more.

Developing the Early Childhood Learning Community

EDU 533

This hybrid-style introductory course will establish the necessity of establishing classroom communities focused on nature smart learning activities, storytelling, creative expressions, play-based learning, and developmentally appropriate practices. The course will set the foundation for all other courses and allow participants to experience these essential components of classroom communities in engaging and meaningful ways.

The Art of Inquiry: Action Research

EDU 522

Participants will work independently under the guidance of an EDU professor to establish an action research project to implement in their classrooms that encompasses the graduate research structure outlined in the “Art of Inquiry” text and connects back to the community of learners foundational text in a meaningful and impactful way.

Advanced Pedagogy and Methods in STEM Content

EDU 535

Math and science content classes merge into this exciting new course to produce teachers who are STEM knowledgeable and can create, manage, and assess Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning segments within their classroom communities.

Advance Reading and Writing Workshop Methods

EDU 536

This course will be taught through the workshop method so as to allow participants to experience a true workshop approach to teaching both Reading and Writing in a student-focused, community building way.

Stories Make the World

EDU 530

The focus of this course will focus on the use of stories to convey social studies content and to drive the curriculum. Participants will not only listen to and share personal narratives and stories but will combine with our undergraduate class to host a story telling festival.

Exploring Educational Venues

EDU 544

With an overall focus on building a united community of learners, participants will work together as a part of this class to plan and implement a group trip that revolves around a unified goal and purpose. Participants will reflect on the outcomes of the trip and the course and how they all connected for them throughout the 14 month program.


Washington D.C. trip with the MED program


Wesleyan's unique master's of education in elementary education offers:

Hybrid format during the school year with 2 meetings per semester/per class • 2 week summer intensive on Wesleyan's campus includes a reading and writing workshop • 1 week culmination trip designed by your cohort in the second summer • All other work is done online

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $15,000*

Graduation fee: $150

Please contact us for more information: edugraduate@wesleyancollege.edu.

Additional specific costs may be considered as an adjacent to cost of attendance, for more information contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@wesleyancollege.edu or (478) 757-5205. 

* Cost per credit hour for 35-hour program is $428.57.



TOP 10 REASONS to get your M.Ed. at Wesleyan


The ONLY graduate program in Georgia with a renewed focus on building communities, play-based learning, and nature smart teaching practices.


Participating in a two-day trip to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, is a highlight of the program. At no additional charge.


Students work together to plan and implement a theme-based group trip. \No additional charge.


Med students get a 50% reduced tuition for a child (boy or girl ages 6-12) to attend our innovative and onsite summer camp, Kid’s College…one of only nine designated Google Maker spaces in the State of Georgia.


MEd students are actively involved in STEM-based projects, reading and writing workshops, and oral storytelling to experience proven teaching strategies.


Cohorts limited to 25 students to ensure that students benefit from the individual attention offered through Wesleyan’s distinctive seminar-styled teaching philosophy.


Earn your graduate degree from one of the top 20 MEd programs in the state of Georgia.


Approximately 75% of all coursework is hybrid in nature allowing for flexibility in scheduling.


Competitively priced for working teachers, Wesleyan’s newly designed program is the only one of its type in the state of Georgia.

10-14 MONTHS

Specifically designed around an educator’s academic calendar. Complete the MEd course and required Georgia certification tiers in just 14 months.

Steven Haberlin
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Virginia B. Wilcox
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