Georgetown College considers a cognate to be a set of related courses and experiences designed to provide candidates with knowledge and skills in a focused area. Our Reaching All Students emphasis focuses on a range of diversity issues, covering high-demand topics beneficial to all educators (i.e., ESL students, universal design for lesson planning, IEPs, etc.).

Candidates take a total of four courses in areas representing special student populations:

Group One: Special Education

Group Two: Gifted and Talented

Group Three: English as a Second Language (ESL)

Group Four: Instructional Technology


This cognate can be taken as a standalone program or as an embedded component of either our Teacher Leader Master of Arts or Rank I School Improvement degree programs.

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Program Director

Dr. Andrea Peach