Teacher Education

Tacher Education

Welcome to the Albany State University's Department of Teacher Education!

The Department of Teacher Education offers the Bachelor of Science degrees leading to certification in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, English Education, Health & Physical Education, Special Education—Adaptive Curriculum, and Science Education. The Department offers Master of Education degrees that lead to certificate upgrades in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, English Education, and Special Education—General Curriculum. Additionally, candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution may also earn T-4 certification only in each of the respective fields. Current in-service teachers may increase their marketability by adding endorsements to their Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) certificates. The Department offers PSC approved endorsements in Reading, Gifted Education, K-5 Mathematics, K-5 Science, ESOL, Teacher Leader, and Online Learning.

Teacher Education programs are accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Albany State University is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Education Specialist degrees. All initial programs in the Department of Teacher Education are designed to prepare pre-service teachers to meet the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. Upon completion of our programs, candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be effective and successful entry-level teachers. At the conclusion of the graduate programs of study, graduates distinguish themselves as accomplished educators who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

The Department of Teacher Education embraces a culture of excellence and care. We have structured our curriculum and field experiences to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become effective teachers and accomplished educators. We have also created an atmosphere of tolerance that demonstrates to each candidate that he or she is appreciated and his or her opinion is valued. As education is intertwined with concepts of both nature and nurture, we strive to provide opportunities to model these in the teaching and learning process to ensure candidates are prepared for today’s diverse students and classrooms.

To learn more about becoming a teacher or advancing your teaching career by attending ASU’s RAM Country, please contact the Department of Teacher Education and prepare to be challenged!

Admin Staff Office Hours Office Location
Monday - Friday Billy C. Black Building 244 (BCB 244)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 504 College Drive
  Albany, GA. 31705