College of Education
Dianne L. Hoff, Dean
The mission of the College of Education is to provide excellence in the initial and advanced preparation of professionals for a variety of learning settings, to foster an innovative, student-focused learning community, and to empower a faculty committed to teaching, applied research, and the dissemination of knowledge.
The College of Education at the University of West Georgia will lead the professional preparation of exemplary practitioners who individually and collectively influence the betterment of society within diverse, changing environments. As part of a doctoral comprehensive university, we are committed to teaching excellence, evidence-based practice, exploration and communication of new knowledge through applied research, and multifaceted collaboration.
About our Programs
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and all programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The College of Education at the University of West Georgia has one of the largest graduate teacher education programs in Georgia. Programs are designed to enhance the content and pedagogical knowledge of educational professionals in all fields.
Master of Arts in Teaching Degree
The Master of Arts in Teaching, a 33 hour degree, is available for career changers wanting to add a Georgia teaching certificate to an existing degree in an undergraduate content field. This program will be delivered in a hybrid model. A wide variety of undergraduate degrees are acceptable. See LAI website for PSC approved undergraduate degrees and their associated content fields.