Piedmont College’s vision for the future includes new and upgraded facilities and enhanced academic programs designed to create an optimal environment to prepare our students for life in a complex and competitive world.
We need your support to make this vision a reality. Please consider contributing to one, or more, of our current projects.
- Provide students purpose-built spaces for studio instruction, ensemble rehearsals, and practice rooms, which will enhance recruitment and retention of music majors.
- Give the College a facility that will meet national program accreditation standards and allow Piedmont to join the National Association of Schools of Music.
Mission: Mastering the art of teaching: Preparing proactive educators to improve the lives of all children.
Our School of Education is the largest of our three professional schools and awards bachelor through doctoral degrees. All of our programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Piedmont operates the largest graduate teacher education program in Georgia and is the second highest producer of new teachers among all Georgia colleges and universities. The College is highly regarded by school systems across the state because of its innovative, off-campus graduate education program which offers masters and specialist degrees via professional cohorts in various school systems so that working educators can obtain relevant training in a collaborative setting while advancing their own educational goals. Approximately 2,615 degrees have been awarded over the past 20 years through our Gwinnett County graduate cohort, alone.
This outstanding reputation has generated significant growth for the School of Education and has prompted the need for expansion of related facilities on our Demorest campus. In Fall of 2015 we opened a brand-new dining facility, which has allowed our previous dining facility (“Nielson Dining Hall”) to become available for renovation into much needed classroom space for our School of Education. The repurposing and transformation of this space—which is ideally situated directly on the Demorest college quad, adjacent to the current educational facilities—has become our next building priority.
The total cost of the new education center, which will include 8 state of the art, technology-enabled, multi-use classrooms; 4 seminar rooms; a technology classroom with tech garage; and the Dean’s office, is estimated to be $2.5 million. To date, we have successfully raised $1,250,000. We are currently working with architects to finalize plans for the space. Our estimated timeline includes raising the remaining funds and beginning construction by the end of 2019.