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The Department of Teaching and Leading provides undergraduate programs of study along with a masters in teaching for students who aspire to be educators in elementary, middle and high schools, graduate studies in school leadership, and a master’s degree in instruction.

MISSION STATEMENT

Based on standards from state and national accrediting agencies, best practices, and relevant research, the Department of Teaching and Leading programs emphasize what beginning and advanced professional educators should know and be able to do at the end of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

The Department of Teaching and Leading is committed to scholarship, service, and to providing: (1) an educational experience with the overriding objective of preparing undergraduate and graduate students to become effective educators and school leaders; and (2) partnership based field experiences that engage candidates in authentic educational learning opportunities.

The emphasis of the professional preparation program is on integrating scientific knowledge, pedagogical theory, skill acquisition, and application into a comprehensive educational experience. The educational program will be conducted in an atmosphere that is open, concerned, and responsive to the needs of students and the community. 

To accomplish this goal the Department collaborates with professional associations, local P-12 schools, and community organizations. Additionally, the Department strives to ensure that the missions of the College of Education and Augusta University are realized.


Our Programs

Bachelor's Degrees

Elementary Education

The BSEd in Elementary Education is designed to prepare candidates to become able and responsive educators for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

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Middle Grades Education

The BSEd in Middle Grades Education is designed to prepare candidates to become able and responsive educators work with students in grades four through eight.

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Secondary Education

Students interested in teaching any subject matter in middle and high school have the option of pursuing a Secondary Teacher Certification alongside their subject-specific major.

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Special Education

The BSEd in Special Education is designed to prepare candidates to become able and responsive educators for students with special needs in grades prekindergarten through 12.

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P-12 Certification

Students interested in teaching music or foreign language have the option of pursuing a Secondary Teacher Certification alongside their subject-specific major.

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Master's Degrees

Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a graduate level initial teacher certification program. This program is designed for candidates that have obtained an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education.

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Educational Leadership

The MEd in Leadership offers candidates significant opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational settings.

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Instruction

The MEd in Instruction is designed for candidates who hold a valid teaching certificate and seek an advanced graduate degree.

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Teacher Leadership

The Teacher Leadership program is a school leadership program intended for classroom teachers who seek greater responsibility and influence beyond their individual classrooms.

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Education Specialist Degree

Educational Leadership

The EdS in Leadership offers candidates significant opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in real educational setting and certification in Tier II School Administration.

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Special Studies

Peace Studies Group

The Augusta University Peace Studies is in partnership with the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue. The group is open to all faculty, staff, and students who are interested in peace dialogues and action that promote compassion, human dignity, trust, and friendships.

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Oral History Project

Our purpose is to bring you the history of changes in Augusta through the eyes of ordinary citizens involved in the education system.

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