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Be a Hero. Be a Teacher.

Georgia Southern University began educating teachers in 1927. This means our University has a long, rich history of educating prepared and successful teachers across the state and nation. When you graduate from the College of Education (COE), you will be joining the ranks of over 21,000 living alumni who have served or continue to serve as Eagle Educators.

As a student in the College of Education at Georgia Southern, you will receive hands-on, in-depth knowledge of K-12 classrooms and early learning centers birth-5, with our multiple field experience opportunities and culturally relevant and innovative curriculum and coursework. 

The Georgia Southern College of Education is ready to nurture you on your path to becoming a teacher.

Your journey starts here. Your journey starts now.


Earn a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher!

We offer initial certification undergraduate programs to prepare you for your own classroom in the traditional four-year, bachelor’s degree setting. A Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) program will help you to reach your teaching career goals. We offer the following programs:

  • B.S. Child & Family Development, Birth-Kindergarten (Certification Track)-NEW!
  • Elementary Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Do you already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and would like to become a teacher?

We offer initial certification graduate programs to prepare you to teach in just two years of study–many of which can be completed fully-online. A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program will help you to reach your teaching career goals. We offer the following concentrations for the MAT degree:

  • Elementary Education — online
  • Health & Physical Education — online
  • Middle Grades Education — online
  • Secondary Education — online
  • Spanish Education
  • Special Education — online

For more information visit our Education Degree Program webpage.

Last updated: 6/15/2020