Georgia Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 57 schools)

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Georgia Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Georgia. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Georgia, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


Teaching Programs in Georgia

What do you hope to accomplish with your career? If you are looking for a way to strengthen Georgia's economy, give back to society, and impact as many lives as possible, a teaching career may be right up your alley. Kids of all ages rely on the knowledge and passion of teachers to prepare them for life.

Now more than ever, teachers are the lifeline of Georgia. While the state was once one of the national leaders in terms of educational innovation, Georgia has lagged considerably in recent years. Newly trained teachers who are up-to-date on the changing standards and techniques of the industry may bring new life to this field. Find out more about this opportunity and request information from teaching programs in Georgia.

Teacher Education in Georgia

How Can I Get a Teaching Degree in Georgia?

If you look back at your own education, you'll realize that teaching styles and subjects were very different from grade level to grade level. That remains the case today. If you want to earn a teaching license, there are basically five options to look into: early education, elementary education, secondary education, post-secondary education, and special education. No matter which specialty you decide on, you will need to learn how to collaborate with other educational professionals and work as a team to meet district, state, and federal goals. Options near you may include Bachelor's degree programs, Master's degree programs, and certification programs.

Once you determine which type of degree and certification you want to pursue, you can start delving into the curriculum for that program. Teaching curricula are designed to provide you with a strong base of theoretical knowledge and plenty of classroom experience. If you decide to go into elementary education, your curriculum may include coursework like Assessment Practices for Classroom Learning, Survey of Elementary Education, Fundamentals of Reading Instruction, Teaching Reading in Elementary School, and Effective Classroom Management Practices.

The range of scholarship programs in Georgia may help you secure funding for your education. The Georgia PROMISE Scholarship aims to fix the teacher shortage by funding education degrees.

Teaching Careers in Georgia

Outlook for Educators in Georgia

Job growth in Georgia is expected to far exceed job growth rates across the country. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net predicts a 33% increase in elementary school teaching jobs. During this time frame, a 25% jump in high school teaching jobs has been predicted (O*Net, 2012). Learning more about different districts and what they need can help you as you prepare for the job search. Look into networking events offered by the Georgia Association of Education.

Contact the Georgia teaching schools listed below for more information.

2014 Salaries For Georgia Teachers

  • Elementary School Teachers in Georgia: $53,900 per year (BLS, 2015)
  • Secondary School Teachers in Georgia: $54,420 per year (BLS, 2015)
  • Post-Secondary Teachers in Georgia: $60,160 per year (BLS, 2015)
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