Whether you're looking to begin a career in teaching or to earn an advanced degree, Tift College of Education can help you attain your educational and professional goals. Tift College of Education, the largest private preparer of educators in Georgia, is dedicated to the preparation of engaged teachers and school leaders who will know the current research, the foundations of the education profession, the content bases for curricula, and the characteristics of diverse learners.
Our graduates will do the work of professional educators in planning and implementing well-integrated curricula using developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive instructional strategies, materials, and technology. At Tift College of Education, we prepare educators to be reflective, collaborative, responsive decision makers, facilitators, and role models in the classroom, the school, the community, and the global environment. We are committed to offering innovative programming and equipping our students to meet the diverse needs of today's classrooms.
Professional education programs and coursework are offered on the University's Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah campuses as well as at its Academic Centers in Douglas County, Henry County, Eastman, Newnan, and Forsyth County and an evening program in Macon. The Tift College of Education offers a full range of academic professional education programs that include Bachelors, Masters, Specialist, and Ph.D. degree programs in specific fields. Furthermore, our programs are designed (and scheduled) with both traditional and non-traditional students in mind.
All of our programs at the Tift College of Education center on the philosophy that students learn best when engaged in hands-on learning experiences. From the beginning, Tift education students learn to effectively use instructional technology skills required of all Georgia teachers and are involved in supervised diverse field experiences that complement and enhance what they learn in the classroom.
Tift College of Education graduates are routinely sought after in every discipline and on every grade level. As you further explore our Web site, you'll see why. Don't hesitate to call us to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you at Mercer. I also encourage you to plan a visit to any of our locations so you can see the Mercer advantage first-hand!
Carl R. Martray, Ph.D. Dean,
Tift College of Education