If you are interested in being a part of your community as a teacher, teacher leader, or researcher, study with the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. We are home to initial certification programs at the bachelor's and master's levels in:
- Early childhood education
- Middle grades education
- Secondary social studies education
We also provide continuing education for these areas through master of education and educational specialist degrees, as well as a doctoral program in educational theory and practice.
Faculty and students work with projects that integrate research, teaching, and service through community engagement. Local projects include:
- Professional Development School partnership with the Clarke County School District
- Science education professional development projects with surrounding school districts
- Social studies education partnership with the Cobb House museum
- Collaboration with homeschooling families
- Neighborhood-based education center emphasizing creativity and critical literacies
Our faculty are highly productive, award-winning researchers and teachers. Our grant-funded projects expand knowledge around issues in teaching, learning, and learning to teach in varied contexts. Our faculty regularly publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and newspapers, and present at workshops.