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Annual Program Data

The College of Education (COE) offers over 45 undergraduate and graduate programs across four departments.  The programs listed below are reviewed and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).  A full listing of all COE programs offered can be found here.

CAEP/GaPSC Programs

Initial Cert. Programs
  • Art Education BS **
  • Child and Family Development Concentration in Birth Through Kindergarten BS
  • Elementary Education BSED/MAT
  • Dual Certification, Elementary and Special Education BSED
  • Middle Grades BSED /MAT
  • Music Education BM/MM**
  • Secondary Education BSED/MAT
  • Spanish Education MAT
  • Special Education BSED/MAT
Advanced Programs
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders MED **
  • Counselor Education MED**
  • Curriculum and Instruction Accomplished Teaching MED
  • Educational Leadership MED
  • Instructional Technology MED
  • School Psychology EDS**
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted In-Field
  • Online Teaching and Learning Endorsement
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Endorsement
  • Reading
  • Teaching Leadership
  • Teacher Support & Coaching
  • Urban Education Endorsement

**The programs listed above hold national specialized programmatic approval (SPA) recognition: Art Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counselor Education, Music Education, and School Psychology.

Candidate and Completer Data

Data are provided for candidate and completer GPA; candidate demographics including race, ethnicity, and gender; and GACE (content knowledge) pass rates. Where possible, three cycles of data are provided in each file.

Graduation Rates

Impact on P-12 Learning and Teaching Effectiveness

The following measures are provided to show the impact on P-12 learning and teaching effectiveness from Georgia Southern completers. Teacher assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) and Student Growth Percentiles (SGP’s). These are data points provided by the GaPSC and are used in evaluating teacher effectiveness, as well as representing a percentage of Georgia Southern’s overall program effectiveness rating. Detailed information about the measure can be found in the links below.

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements

Below are the three most recent federal Title II reports available.  These reports present completer information, including their ability to meet licensing requirements.

Satisfaction of Employers and Completers

Each year, the GaPSC surveys employers and initial certification program completers on their satisfaction of Georgia Southern.  The most recent three years’ satisfaction results are listed below by employer and completer.  These data points are also used to calculate the overall GaPSC program effectiveness rating.

Consumer Information

The University System of Georgia (USG) created a Student Outcomes website for Georgia Southern University.  Information provided by the USG includes enrollment data, undergraduate student outcomes, affordability context, and undergraduate borrowing and debt outcomes.

Last updated: 9/10/2021