Georgia's BEST



Welcome to Georgia's BEST, a recruitment and retention support for educators led by the Cobb County School District and University of West Georgia (UWG).

Together, we are committed to supporting you and are excited to offer graduate degrees, at no tuition cost to you.

The application deadline for Spring 2024 is October 18, 2023. The Spring Cohort, which begins in January is open for doctorate degrees only, will require three years of classes plus a three-year commitment to working in Cobb Schools after graduation. For Cobb Schools applicants to the Georgia’s BEST doctorate program, there is an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree prerequisite. If you meet the qualifications and are ready to extend your ability to help Cobb students, apply today!

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Spring 2024 Cohort Course Offerings

Ed.D. in School Improvement with a concentration in one of these areas:

  • Special Education
  • Ed Leadership
  • Instructional Technology
  • Reading
  • Media Specialist
  • ESOL
  • Early Childhood Education

Cobb Schools is requiring that all applicants for the Ed.D. in School Improvement must have already earned, or will have earned, their Ed.S. by December 31, 2023.