Dr. Laura Smith

Dr. Laura Smith, Interim Dean of the College of Education

Welcome to the College of Education!

Welcome to the College of Education!

As Dean, I invite you to explore the exciting programs available to you in the College of Education.

Our goal is to prepare graduates for meaningful, professional careers in three dynamic areas of focus:

•Teaching (Elementary, Special, Physical, and Secondary Education, Reading Instruction)
•Leadership (Sport Management, Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Media, College Student Affairs)
•Wellness (Health and Community Wellness, Speech-Language Pathology, Professional Counseling)

With over 25,000 alumni, we are among the Southeast’s largest and most respected Colleges of Education. Degrees and certificates can be earned on campus, at off-campus sites, and on-line.

The College’s faculty hold advanced degrees and contribute regularly to the advancement of knowledge through scholarly papers, presentations, articles, and books.

Each graduate of the College of Education directly affects literally tens of thousands of lives over the course of their careers. The college therefore embraces seriously and enthusiastically its responsibility for preparing professionals to carry out important, life-transforming work. West Georgia graduates are prepared for exceptional professional practice in the world as it exists today and agile enough to respond effectively to the world as it changes.

Whether you are seeking an undergraduate program that will prepare you for your first assignment, a certification/endorsement program that will expand and broaden your career, or a Masters, Specialist, or Doctoral degree to help you reach the apex of your field, you will find no better place to pursue this study than the College of Education at the University of West Georgia.

Come West! Help us change the world!