Department of Education and Teacher Preparation

The Department of Education and Teacher Preparation offers two baccalaureate degree programs in teacher education – Early Childhood and Special Education and Middle Grades Education. Additionally, the Department offers secondary education certification tracks for students majoring in Biology and Mathematics. Through a clinical model of practice, the departmental faculty engage in teacher preparation with a focus on content knowledge expertise, effective teaching strategies, and classroom management. Our faculty are confident that, upon graduation, candidates are poised to meet the challenges of contemporary classrooms. All teacher candidates complete professional education coursework and content-specific coursework alongside structured, supervised field experience in the schools.

For program admission information, please, call 912.279.5711, or email

Programs of Study

Transfer Associate

Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff in the Department of Education & Teacher Preparation promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service based on their extensive theoretical and experiential knowledge in teacher education.

Student Resources

The certification process can be overwhelming and difficult, and information differs from state to state. A simple breakdown of the steps can make a world of difference to prospective teachers - can be a huge help to those navigating the path to becoming a teacher. To become a teacher in Georgia, you will find these student resources invaluable.

The Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs.

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