Think outside the classroom

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’s of Education in Early Childhood 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 newly designed program is the only one of its type in the state of Georgia. Check out our Class listing and schedule rotation beginning this Summer or start researching tuition, you really can afford a quality education here at Wesleyan. For more information:



When applying to the Wesleyan Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.) Graduate Program, here are some important things to know:

To be considered for admission, apply online.

Applicants must mail the following documents to: Wesleyan College; Office of Enrollment Services; 4760 Forsyth Road; Macon, GA 31210-4462 or send documents via email to

  • Submit the application for admission to Master of Education
  • two letters of professional reference
  • official transcript from the institution in which a Bachelor's degree was earned
  • a copy of a valid professional teaching certificate or evidence of having been the teacher of record in a classroom for at least two years
  • applicants must have either a bachelor's degree from a United States college/university or foreign college/university, and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale. An applicant from a foreign country must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550.

For more information please contact Virginia Wilcox, Associate Professor of Education at


The next cohort begins SUMMER 2019.

The preferred deadline to apply is May 15, 2019. 


course listings

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.

The Art of Inquiry: Analyzing Data- EDU 523
Participants will work independently under the guidance of an EDU professor to compile and analyze the data gathered from the action research project planned and implemented in the fall within their classroom communities. This section will be taken in conjunction with the MAT 513 Probability and Statistics course so that participants will also have access to the statistical tests, and measures needed to interpret and analyze their data.

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.

Probability, Statistics & Data Analysis- MAT 513
Some classes are just necessary along the way to obtain a graduate level degree. Possessing the ability to analyze quantitative data in order to diagnose trends and patterns in action research outcomes is necessary to complete the require Master’s thesis research paper. This course will provide participants the tools they need to analyze and interpret their data.

The Art of Inquiry: Publishing and Presenting- EDU 524
Participants will finalize the data from the action research projects into a publishable thesis paper that will be published following the graduate level thesis framework. Participants will also explore other options for sharing the outcomes and results of their studies with the larger community of educators via conference presentations, journal publications, workshops, or staff development opportunities.

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.

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. The cost is included in tuition. No additional charge.


Students work together to plan and implement a theme-based group trip. The cost is included in tuition. 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.


No hidden costs. All books and two exciting trips are included in tuition.

10---14 MONTHS

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

Patrick Pritchard
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Virginia B. Wilcox
Associate Professor of Education (478) 757-5279 Profile
Wendy Hamm
Assistant Professor of Education (478) 757-5198 Profile
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