School of Education
Message From the Dean
Dr. Don Gnecco
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees in Curriculum and Instruction have been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (February 14th, 2013).
Welcome! The faculty in the School of Education at Piedmont College is proud of our reputation for preparing outstanding teachers and school leaders in the region and beyond.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION. Programs leading to initial teacher certification are offered at the undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts), post-baccalaureate, and graduate (Master of Arts in Teaching) levels in several fields.
GRADUATE STUDY. Educators who already hold teacher certification may wish to pursue additional graduate study for the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, or the Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, individuals who wish to assume leadership positions in their schools or school districts or who wish to pursue a career in college-level teacher education may pursue the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
The mission of the School of Education is:
Mastering the Art of Teaching: Preparing Proactive
Educators to Improve the Lives of All Children.
Here at Piedmont, it is our mission to prepare reflective, scholarly, proactive educators. These practitioners help their own students to become knowledgeable, inquisitive, and collaborative learners in diverse, democratic learning communities.
Our outstanding faculty is committed to supporting the preparation and professional development of individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of students. Each is an experienced and successful teacher; many also have held leadership roles as building-level or central office administrators in schools. We welcome your interest and invite you to consider joining our growing family of outstanding educators who are making a difference the lives of others.
Dr. Don Gnecco
Dean, School of Education
Demorest and Athens, Georgia