Piedmont College's School of Education offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that lead to initial certification in many fields. The School of Education’s mission is focused on: Mastering the Art of Teaching: Preparing Proactive Educators to Improve the Lives of All Children. This mission is accomplished by a diverse faculty with specialties in early childhood, secondary education, middle grades education, special education, literacy, instructional technology, music and drama education, and other fields. But, what makes the Piedmont College experience different for students is the hands-on approach by faculty in P-12. A sample of faculty initiatives and regular involvement in regional P-12 schools, associations, and conferences allows for students to receive an education that is timely and sensitive to current trends and issues in the P-12 classroom.