Georgia Teaching Degrees & Programs

To work as a licensed teacher in Georgia, you have to have a bachelor’s degree either in education or a non-education degree and must complete an education preparation program from an approved college or university. In addition, you need to the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators test and get a recommendation for a university upon completion of the academic program. Below are a few of the top universities in Georgia and some of the programs they offer.

Online Teaching Degrees in Georgia

There are several Georgia based universities offering an online Master of Education degree program for teachers who want to enhance their resume and advance their education. Several colleges also have various associate degree and transfer programs designed for aspiring teachers interested in becoming teachers as soon as possible. This includes degrees in secondary teacher education, middle school education, special education, history, English and general studies. Also available at Georgia colleges are multiple options for an online bachelor’s degree in special education and online Master of Education programs with several areas of specialization.

Featured Online Teaching Schools Accepting Applicants from Georgia

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in GA

Albany State University offers Bachelor of Science programs in middle grades education and special education. Clayton State University offers educational bachelor degree programs with many majors or areas of interest, such as biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, political science and music. Biology, English, history and mathematics are also available as programs offering secondary certification.

University of Georgia- Athens offers the Bachelor of Science in Education with specializations in athletic training, health and physical education, sports management, middle school education, special education, mathematics education, English education, social studies and more. UG-Athens also offers dual degree programs such as the BS/BSEd in biology/science education; BS/BSEd in mathematics/mathematics education; AB/BSEd in English/English education and the AB/BSEd in history/social studies education.

Master’s in Education Programs in Georgia

ASU offers various master degree programs including Master of Education with majors in special education, early childhood education, middle grades education, school counseling, and educational administration and supervision. Clayton State University has a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program as well as Master of Arts programs in liberal studies, English and mathematics. Clark Atlanta University offers the Master of Arts program with majors in teaching science, mathematics education, special education general curriculum, educational leadership, school counseling and community counseling.

UG-Athens offers the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education and just Master of Arts degrees. The MAT program offers majors in early childhood education, mathematics, science, social studies, TESOL, special education, workforce education and world language education. The MEd program allows students to focus on areas like communication sciences and disorders, educational psychology, adult education, English education, mathematics, middle school education, reading, science and social studies.

GA Teaching Certification & Specializations

Albany State University has a GACE certification program to help students obtain teaching certification. ASU also offers endorsements in the following areas of concentration: gifted, k-5 mathematics, k-5 science, online teaching, reading and teacher leader. An educational leadership specialty program is available at ASU. Clark Atlanta University has an educational specialist program in educational leadership; a certification program in early childhood education and a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

UG-Athens offers several certification programs, including ESOL, reading education, TESOL, instructional technology for teaching. These programs are offered on campus and through UG’s distance learning department. UG-Athens also offers an education specialist degree with many concentrations such as adult education, middle school education, mathematics education, special education and early childhood education and many more.

All Accredited Teaching Schools in Georgia

Featured online teaching schools currently accepting applicants from Georgia

Campus based teaching schools in Georgia

Albany State University
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Albany, GA 

Armstrong State University
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Berry College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Brenau University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Clark Atlanta University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Clayton State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Columbus State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Dalton State College
NCATE Accredited Institution

GA 

NCATE Accredited Institution


Fort Valley, GA 

Gainesville State College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Georgia College and State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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NCATE Accredited Institution


Lawrenceville, GA 

Georgia Regents University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Georgia Southern University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Georgia Southwestern State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Georgia State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Gordon State College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Kennesaw State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Mercer University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Middle Georgia State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Paine College
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Point University
NCATE Accredited Institution

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The University of Georgia
NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of North Georgia
NCATE Accredited Institution

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University of West Georgia
NCATE Accredited Institution

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Valdosta State University
NCATE Accredited Institution

GA