• Additional Professional Learning Opportunities
    Higher Education or Degree Programs

    (For information or registration, please contact individual agency directly.)

    Brenau University , Gainesville GA
    Master's (online) and Specialist Degrees, 770-534-6220
    Programs focused in Education: 


    Georgia State University, Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA
    Online Degree Programs, local contact, Steve Santora, 404-944-0108 
    Office of Graduate Studies in Education at 770-423-6043
    These degree programs will launch this summer and lead to the NEW PSC certification in Instructional Technology! In addition, these degree programs will result in an upgrade to an existing teaching certificate (T-5 or T-6).  For more information, please check out the links below.
    Please address any questions to:
    Traci Redish, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Kennesaw State University; Bagwell College of Education; Department of Instructional Technology; 1000 Chastain Road; Kennesaw Hall - Box #0127; Kennesaw, Georgia 30144; 770-499-3349 – Office 770-499-3263 - Fax


    Online Degree Programs, M.Ed. or Ed.S.
     Contact: Beth Odom, GA Asst. Regional Dir. Of Admissions, (912) 257 8365

    Mercer University 

    M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
    Ed. Spec. in ECE
    Contact: Tracey Wofford - Director of Graduate Admissions – TCE, 678-547-6422
    The endorsements for Reading, ESOL, Early Childhood (K-5) Mathematics, and Early Childhood (K-5) Science continue to be a popular choice for those seeking additional professional development.  
    University of North Georiga, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, Oconee Campus, GA  
    Graduate courses and programs; Programs in the Forsyth County area
    Piedmont College, Demorest GA 
    M.Ed. & Ed.S. Cohort Programs offered in Forsyth County, Graduate Admissions 1-800-277-7020

    Piedmont College specializes in bringing graduate programs to schools using an onsite Cohort model.  www.piedmont.edu  

    Imagine completing your masters (MA) or education specialist (Ed.S.) on your campus in four semesters.  All classes will be held in the district after working hours. 

    All instructors hold terminal degrees (Ed.D., Ph.D.) and are either full time faculty from Piedmont, or real, live practitioners from schools and school districts! 

    Piedmont wants the work to be highly context-specific and applicable.  Classes will begin in the spring 2018 semester.

    Piedmont College Informational Meeting for Forsyth and surrounding counties

    Date:        Wednesday, September 13th  

    Time:       5:00 pm for the MA and EDS

    Location:  Forsyth County Board of Education - Room 350

                     1120 Dahlonega Highway   Cumming, GA  30040

    Informational Flyer                                                                                                                                                                                   

    The session will last about one (1) hour.  There is no registration, just feel free to come!   

    Dr. Kathy Breithaupt, Senior Fellow in Education and Regional Program Coordinator, will be present to answer your questions and help you explore this option for your advanced degree. 

    If you have questions about the program please contact Dr. Breithaupt  kbreithaupt@piedmont.edu  

    Program and schedule information: MA , EDS , Schedule  

    If you have any questions regarding admissions please contact our Graduate Admissions Office - grad@piedmont.edu


    University of Georgia, Athens GA


    Local contact: Lamar Grant or 770-283-7960
    Ed.D. in Educational Technology or Curriculum & Instruction.
    M.Ed (Masters of Arts in Education) in 6 specialization areas include:
    Administration and Supervision; Adult Education; Curriculum and Instruction,
    Specializations available; Elementary, Secondary or Cross- Categorical
    Special Education Teacher Education
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Teacher Education or Associates degrees for para-professionals
    Online Degree Programs for Teachers: M. S. in Education; Ed.D; or Ph.D. in Education; all various specializations
    Lanier Technical College, Oakwood GA (also Forsyth campus)
    For para-professionals wishing to begin a degree program, the Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science Degree (6 semester program) is offered.