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Education Graduate Programs

NEW in 2020: Piedmont's School of Education (SOE) is transitioning all graduate programs to an online hybrid format beginning in Fall 2020. The School of Education is Piedmont's largest single academic unit, and includes almost 1,300 majors. It offers the latest graduate programs for teacher education in the state of Georgia, and is the second-highest producer of new teachers annually among all colleges and universities in the state.

  • 1,300 Majors
  • 2nd-highest producer of new teachers in Georgia
  • 190 Graduate Courses
  • COMING SOON: Online Hybrid Format
  • COMING SOON: $2.5-million renovation of Nielsen Hall
The SOE graduate programs include about 190 courses. Against that backdrop, the college is completing a $2.5-million project to renovate Nielsen Hall and convert the structure into the new home of the SOE. When completed later in Fall 2020, the structure will include eight classrooms, four seminar rooms, a technology classroom, and administrative offices.
Educators wishing to enhance their professional skills and knowledge, add a new teaching field, or prepare themselves for leadership roles in teaching and learning have chosen Piedmont because of excellent programs, capable and enthusiastic faculty, and flexibility for active professionals. Want to add up to a half-million dollars to your retirement??

Additionally, individuals with undergraduate degrees in fields other than teaching have participated in one of Piedmont’s many Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs or Certification-only options.

The School of Education offers several professional graduate degree programs that have been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Courses are taught on our campuses in Athens and Demorest.  Additionally, the Master of Arts (MA) and the Educational Specialist (EdS) degrees are offered off-campus in a cohort model in many local school districts across the state of Georgia.

Stories & Highlights

A Global Journey: Doctoral candidate's path to Piedmont starts 7,000 miles away

Meet 𝗔𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗞𝗶𝗺, a doctoral candidate whose path to Piedmont has gone through South Korea and Brazil. Her journey began more than 7,000 miles away from Piedmont College! Kim works in the DeKalb County School District at Arabia Mountain High School. FULL STORY