Teacher of teachers
At Piedmont, teaching and education is our lifeblood. For more than a century, we have been known as an institution that teaches teachers. Our College of Education graduate program is the one of the largest in Georgia, and we historically have placed more teachers than any other teacher-preparation program in the state.
That's a lot of green and gold in classrooms.
Ask our graduates why they chose Piedmont, and you hear a common refrain. We inspire others to inspire. Through mentoring, we teach mentorship. Our alumni are scholars, proactive educators who cultivate caring and meaningful learning.
Now, we're bringing that experience to you.
We are actively recruiting graduate students in Paulding County for Master of Arts and Education Specialist programs. Classes will be held in a hybrid model with in-person courses held at the Paulding County Board of Education. Classes will be taught by regionally known faculty.
Interested in being part of a new cohort?
Our Graduate Education Programs
Piedmont's College of Education offers the latest graduate programs for teacher education and places teachers at the highest rate in the State of Georgia.
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 its excellent programs, capable and enthusiastic faculty, and flexible options for active professionals.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Piedmont University has a proud history of preparing teachers to work in schools in Northeast Georgia and beyond. The College of Education offers several degree programs leading to teacher certification that have been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for initial teacher certification. Candidates from other states may be eligible for certification under the Interstate Certification Compact. Programs are available on both the Demorest and Athens campuses, depending on the content field.
Master of Arts
The College of Education offers several advanced degree programs for current teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills and/or upgrade their certification. Classes are offered on both the Demorest and Athens campuses, in addition to online through our online graduate studies program and in select cohort programs around the state of Georgia.
The Educational Specialist degree comes in four fields. Individuals with a master’s degree from an accredited college or university may wish to pursue coursework that will enhance their teaching skills and/or prepare them for instructional leadership roles in their schools or school districts. Classes are offered on both the Demorest and Athens campuses, in addition to online through our online graduate studies program and in select cohort programs around the state of Georgia.
Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education degree (EdD) is designed to develop eminent leaders in the field of education. The primary focus of the EdD program is to facilitate transformational change of individuals and schools by preparing teacher leaders, other school professionals, and school administrators for the challenges of our rapidly changing world. The program will also serve to prepare educators for various roles in college and university teaching and in research and leadership positions in other educational institutions. Classes are offered on both the Demorest and Athens campuses, in addition to online through our online graduate studies program and in select cohort programs around the state of Georgia.