About the College
Tift College of Education Mercer University is a place for people and ideas, for learning and change, for study and reflection, a place where what students learn, believe, and become is of primary concern. The University's historic Baptist roots and the heritage of Judeo-Christian principles are reflected in the search for truth, the independence of thought, and the diversity of viewpoints that characterize the University experience. The University is committed to offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs based upon a strong liberal arts foundation.
The Tift College of Education, established in 1995 as the School of Education, was renamed in 2001 to honor the legacy of Tift College and the Tift family. The College is committed to preparing students to serve as teachers and school leaders in the schools of our state, nation, and world and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of educator preparation.
The Professional Education Programs are experience-oriented programs that enable students to integrate theory and practice. The programs infuse pedagogy with a recognition of diversity and special needs among students and with an emphasis on the relevance of technological developments within our society.
The Tift College of Education provides a variety of Professional Education Programs that are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Undergraduate programs are offered in Macon and in the Academic Centers. Graduate programs are offered on the campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and in the Academic Centers.