Augusta University College of Education

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The Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) College of Education offers teacher education undergraduate programs leading to certification in: Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Secondary , and P-12 (Foreign Language Education (French or Spanish), Health and Physical Education, Music Education, and Special Education). The College of Education offers MAT programs designed for career changers. A Master of Arts in Teaching degree can be earned in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Biology Education, Secondary Chemistry Education, Secondary History Education, Secondary Math Education, Secondary Physics Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Political Science Education, Foreign Language Education (French or Spanish), Health and Physical Education, Music Education, and Special Education. Master's programs are offered in Curriculum and Instruction, Counselor Education, Educational Leadership and Teacher Leadership. An Educational Specialist degree is offered in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Counselor Education. We also offer an Educational Doctorate in Educational Innovation.

Mission: Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) graduates are prepared, able, and responsive! The preparation of teachers and other school personnel is critical to all other professions, and to communities, the state, and the nation. The professional educator plays an essential role in student learning. Augusta University College of Education's mission and vision are to produce prepared, able, and responsive professionals to teach and support diverse learners. This mission and vision requires a partnership between the professional education unit including the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, the local community educational system, community agencies, and the Partner School Network.

Is this Mother's Day story so good that it needs to be told again? Yes. Please watch this beautiful story from WFXG FOX ...
05/11/2020
Augusta University professor shares memories of her mother

Is this Mother's Day story so good that it needs to be told again? Yes. Please watch this beautiful story from WFXG FOX 54.

Interested in supporting this scholarship? Donate here: https://www.augusta.edu/giving/coe.php.

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In honor of Mother's Day, one Augusta University Associate Professor reflects on the impact her late mother left behind.

Is everyone all relaxed after your Mother's Day lunch and ready for a heartwarming read? Thank you to our friends at The...
05/10/2020
AU professor remembers mother through scholarship, blood drive and bows

Is everyone all relaxed after your Mother's Day lunch and ready for a heartwarming read? Thank you to our friends at The Augusta Chronicle for this beautiful story about our own wonderful Dr. Rebecca Harper, associate professor at Augusta University, and how she chose to honor her late mother, Dr. Gayle Sims Lee.

Interested in supporting this scholarship? Donate here: https://www.augusta.edu/giving/coe.php.

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Indian Land Elementary School Lancaster County School District

Over the past three years, Rebecca Harper has found different ways to honor and remember her mother, who passed away in 2016."I think about my mother

Since the unexpected loss of her mother, Dr. Rebecca Harper has looked for ways to remember and venerate the single mom ...
05/07/2020
Professor honors educator mother with scholarship endowment

Since the unexpected loss of her mother, Dr. Rebecca Harper has looked for ways to remember and venerate the single mom who raised her. The scholarship she established at Augusta University will help to educate a new generation of teachers and continue her mother's impact.

#education #teaching #leading #giving #donation #endowment #scholarship

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Read about incredible educator Dr. Gayle Sims Lee, whose life was cut short by cancer, and how her daughter honors her every year by giving back.

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will decide  in June whether to discontinue the #edTPA assessment requirem...
05/06/2020
The Georgia Professional Standards Commissions proposes to eliminate the edTPA assessment

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will decide in June whether to discontinue the #edTPA assessment requirement for teacher candidates. Dr. Judi Wilson, Dean of the College of Education, talked with Devin Johnson Wjbf about the issue. Three-time Augusta University alum Michele Shaw Sherman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning at Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia, also shared her professional opinions on the proposed change.

#education #teaching #careers #certification #testing

More than 40 states use a test called the “edTPA” to determine whether aspiring educators have the skills to teach. Georgia is looking at possibly dropping the licensing requirement.

Two of the three finalists for Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia Rookie of the Year are Augusta University ...
05/06/2020
Education alumni are finalists for Rookie of the Year

Two of the three finalists for Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia Rookie of the Year are Augusta University graduates Beth Burgess (B.S.Ed., 2018) and Amanda Woods (B.S.Ed., 2019). Read about their journeys!

#education #teaching #leading #learning #AlumniPride #GoJags

Two alumni nominated for Rookie of the Year in Columbia County schools credit hard work and the AU College of Education for their first-year success.

TODAY, in partnership with the Augusta University College of Education, the Columbia County School District-Evans, Georg...
05/05/2020

TODAY, in partnership with the Augusta University College of Education, the Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia will virtually recognize high school students who are enrolled in early childhood education or who are planning to pursue a career in education during the annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day. The recognition will take place via livestream, at 3 p.m. During the virtual event, students will sign letters of intent to pursue a career in education before administrators, friends and family and the public. Join us at http://bit.ly/ccsdlive.

#education #seniors #graduates #FutureEducators #FutureTeachers #teaching #leading #careers #highschool Georgia Department of Education Board of Regents of The University System of Georgia

TOMORROW, in partnership with the Augusta University College of Education, the Columbia County School District-Evans, Ge...
05/04/2020
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TOMORROW, in partnership with the Augusta University College of Education, the Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia will virtually recognize high school students who are enrolled in early childhood education or who are planning to pursue a career in education during the annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day. The recognition will take place via livestream, 3 p.m. During the virtual event, students will sign letters of intent to pursue a career in education before administrators, friends and family and the public. Join us at http://bit.ly/ccsdlive.

#education #seniors #graduates #FutureEducators #FutureTeachers #teaching #leading #careers #highschool Georgia Department of Education Board of Regents of The University System of Georgia

Congratulations to CMLA at Augusta University for winning Organization of the Year at the Augusta University Student Lif...
05/01/2020

Congratulations to CMLA at Augusta University for winning Organization of the Year at the Augusta University Student Life Student Leadership Awards! Among its accomplishments this year were winning three national awards at the annual conference for the Association for Middle Level Education, including Outstanding Teacher Candidate for recent alum Amanda Woods, Outstanding CMLA Chapter, and Outstanding Professor of Middle Grades Education for their advisor, Dr. Stacie Pettit. Pettit was also nominated for Best Advisor in the Student Leadership Awards.

Find your fit in one of the College of Education's student organizations: www.augusta.edu/education/student.php.

Stacie Schwamberger Pettit Association for Middle Level Education

The Augusta University town hall meeting begins in just a few minutes. In an effort to keep our community informed and s...
04/30/2020
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The Augusta University town hall meeting begins in just a few minutes. In an effort to keep our community informed and safe during the global coronavirus pandemic, leaders will provide updates on campus planning efforts for fall semester.

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When Dawn Neukirch Jeffers and her students at River Ridge Elementary won first in the Augusta University STEAMIFY Spoke...
04/20/2020
STEAMIFY 2020 Experience Winners Virtual Poetry Event

When Dawn Neukirch Jeffers and her students at River Ridge Elementary won first in the Augusta University STEAMIFY Spoken Word challenge, no one knew that a pandemic was on the way. But that couldn't stop Jeffers and her fifth graders from presenting their winning entry with the Poetry Matters Project and the Poet Laureate of Columbia, S.C., Ed Madden.

#STEAMIFY #Poetry #SpokenWord #Art #ProblemSolving #education #learning #ELA #teaching #leading #innovation

Dawn Jeffers and students at River Ridge Elementary

You might be sheltering in place for a while longer, but everyone benefits from physical activity. Augusta University pr...
04/17/2020
Check out these free resources to stay active while staying home

You might be sheltering in place for a while longer, but everyone benefits from physical activity. Augusta University professors have compiled a list of free resources for remote fitness that will keep you active!

#kinesiology #health #fitness #exercise

Augusta University's College of Education compiles free resources for online and remote fitness activities during the COVID-19 pandemic,

As Americans continue another month of social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s tempting to curl up in front...
04/16/2020
Kinesiology professors give tips to focus on fitness from home

As Americans continue another month of social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s tempting to curl up in front of the television or in bed with a good book. But experts say that now is actually a good time to start or to change up a fitness routine.

#kinesiology #exercise #fitness #COVID19 #coronavirus #quarantine

Experts say that now is actually a good time to start or to change up a fitness routine.

Governor Brian Kemp recognized Augusta University Health for its efforts to expand COVID-19 screening through the AU Hea...
04/15/2020
Kemp announces statewide expansion of AU Health COVID-19 screening application

Governor Brian Kemp recognized Augusta University Health for its efforts to expand COVID-19 screening through the AU Health ExpressCare app and said the technology will be made available to people across the state.

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In a press conference today, Gov. Brian Kemp recognized Augusta University Health for their efforts to expand COVID-19 screening through the AU Health ExpressCare app and said the technology will be made available to people across the state.

Have you enjoyed the experience of schooling at home? Perhaps a career in education is right for you! The Augusta Univer...
04/14/2020
MAT Programs

Have you enjoyed the experience of schooling at home? Perhaps a career in education is right for you! The Augusta University College of Education will launch our ONLINE Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education in June! Applications are open now.

This degree is designed for anyone who has obtained an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education, for uncertified teachers currently working in schools, or for paraprofessionals who wish to advance to their own classroom.

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The MAT is a graduate level initial teacher certification program. This program is designed for candidates that have obtained an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education.

Hey, all you cool Jags and kittens! Dr. Christi Pace and Dr. Stacie Pettit recently published an article on the Associat...
04/13/2020
How to “F-L-I-P” Your Middle Grades Classroom

Hey, all you cool Jags and kittens! Dr. Christi Pace and Dr. Stacie Pettit recently published an article on the Association for Middle Level Education website about modeling a hybrid "flipped" classroom during the #COVID19 pandemic. Check it out!

#education #teaching #learning #homeschool #leading #distancelearning Stacie Schwamberger Pettit

Recent mass school closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic have educators everywhere seeking ways to provide meaningful distance learning. In response, some educators are developing instruction around a hybrid model of the flipped classroom. Similar to the traditional model, students in a hybrid model...

Our own Bill Gray, Director of Educational Technology for the Augusta University College of Education, is collaborating ...
04/09/2020
Augusta University faculty develops 3D-printed face shields to protect clinical staff

Our own Bill Gray, Director of Educational Technology for the Augusta University College of Education, is collaborating with others across the enterprise to 3D print face shields to protect clinical staff at Augusta University Health.

#innovation #JaguarPride #JaguarNation #COVID19 #coronavirus #3DPrinting #medicalsupplies

Using 3D printers, several faculty members at Augusta University have volunteered to make face shields to protect clinicians’ eyes and faces from the coronavirus.

Students: Review the support and resources that Augusta University and the University System of Georgia have launched to...
04/06/2020
Augusta University and USG launch online learning and support resources

Students: Review the support and resources that Augusta University and the University System of Georgia have launched to help you finish the semester strong!

#JaguarNation #JaguarPride #studentlife #academicsupport #collegelife #onlinelearning #InItTogether #COVID19 #coronavirus

Dr. Stacie Pettit, associate professor of education at Augusta University, took some time out of homeschooling her five ...
04/05/2020
Local educator shares homeschooling tips for parents

Dr. Stacie Pettit, associate professor of education at Augusta University, took some time out of homeschooling her five children to share some advice for adjusting to distance learning while school is out. Thank you to WFXG FOX 54 for this great story!
#COVID19 #coronavirus #homeschool #distancelearning #remotelearning #parenting #education #teaching #learning

We're so proud of the work that our Augusta University faculty, like Dr. Kim Barker and Dr. Darla Linville, have done wi...
04/04/2020
College of Education keeps children reading as schools remain closed

We're so proud of the work that our Augusta University faculty, like Dr. Kim Barker and Dr. Darla Linville, have done with the "Books for Shay" program. Read about how the College of Education keeps children reading as schools remain closed.

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A group of professors from Augusta University’s College of Education made sure local students received donated books from the community before the schools closed for the year.

04/03/2020
A message from the Augusta University kinesiology faculty

Augusta University Kinesiology students: Your faculty have a special message for you!

#JaguarNation #InItTogether #JaguarStrong #COVID19

The kinesiology faculty in the College of Education at Augusta University have a special message for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Governor Brian Kemp's shelter-in-place order taking effect on Friday, remember that not everyone will stay at home....
04/02/2020
Our AU Heroes

With Governor Brian Kemp's shelter-in-place order taking effect on Friday, remember that not everyone will stay at home. Augusta University Health is a critical access hospital and the regional coordinating hospital for our 12-county area. The team at AU Health works long hours in stressful conditions to keep up with demand for COVID-19 testing and treatment. Help support these hard-working heroes with the new #AHeroes program.

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Augusta University has launched the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Response Fund to support the AU and Augusta Univers...
04/01/2020

Augusta University has launched the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Response Fund to support the AU and Augusta University Health response and expenses pertaining to the pandemic for students, patients, and caregivers. Learn more and support #AUHeroes here: https://buff.ly/2JsGf1d

#COVID19 #support #giving

Students: You may be learning at home, but you're not alone! Augusta University has moved more services online to suppor...
03/31/2020
More campus services move online to support students virtually

Students: You may be learning at home, but you're not alone! Augusta University has moved more services online to support you.
#JaguarNation #COVID19 #coronavirus

Augusta University's Writing Center and Math Assistance Center are moving online to support students virtually.

Good Monday morning, distance-learning moms and dads! To help you start the week with extra support, the Augusta Univers...
03/30/2020
Online educational resources can help parents homeschool

Good Monday morning, distance-learning moms and dads! To help you start the week with extra support, the Augusta University College of Education has compiled a list of some of our favorite online free resources for remote learning and virtual experiences in a variety of subjects that will keep your kids loving learning for the rest of the school year — and beyond!
#homeschooling #distancelearning #remotelearning #onlineclass #quarantine #COVID19 #coronavirus #JaguarNation

The College of Education has compiled a list of favorite online learning needs for parents of kids in grades kindergarten through 12.

Following the cancellation of spring SAT and ACT testing dates, University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley ap...
03/28/2020
Admission criteria adjusted after SAT/ACT tests canceled

Following the cancellation of spring SAT and ACT testing dates, University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley approved the temporary adjustment of admission requirements for USG institutions. ⁠

⁠Read: https://buff.ly/2y6qJFW⁠
#collegelife #collegeadmissions #SAT #ACT #testing #admissions

Following the cancellation of spring SAT and ACT testing, the University System of Georgia approved the temporary adjustment of admission requirements.

REMINDER: In an effort to keep our community informed and safe during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, leader...
03/27/2020

REMINDER: In an effort to keep our community informed and safe during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, leaders will host a virtual town hall TODAY at 3 p.m. to address concerns and give updates on our response.

Members of the university community and the public can watch the live stream at my.augusta.edu/stream. Questions can be submitted to [email protected].

The closing of schools thrust parents into #homeschooling. How does a parent without a background in #education tackle t...
03/27/2020
Surprise, you're homeschooling! Now what?

The closing of schools thrust parents into #homeschooling. How does a parent without a background in #education tackle teaching at home? It starts by freeing yourself of expectations.⁠

#COVID19 #schoolclosing #coronavirus #homeschool #parenting

Making the transition to educating at home is a new challenge facing families across the nation. The Augusta University College of Education has gathered advice for parents from experienced classroom and homeschool educators.

The health, safety and well-being of students, patients and employees are top priorities for Augusta University and Augu...
03/26/2020

The health, safety and well-being of students, patients and employees are top priorities for Augusta University and Augusta University Health. In an effort to keep our community informed and safe during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, leaders will host a virtual town hall TOMORROW at 3 p.m., Friday, March 27, to address concerns and give updates on our response.

Members of the university community and the public can watch the live stream at my.augusta.edu/stream. Questions can be submitted to [email protected].

Click below for an update for Augusta University faculty, staff and students on additional changes related to Parking & ...
03/24/2020
Campus services updates for week of March 23

Click below for an update for Augusta University faculty, staff and students on additional changes related to Parking & Transportation, Dining and other campus services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#COVID19 #coronavirus #JaguarNation

Students: Some students who registered for courses in physical classrooms do not have access to appropriate technology t...
03/23/2020

Students: Some students who registered for courses in physical classrooms do not have access to appropriate technology to complete online learning. Augusta University Dean of Students Scott Wallace has created an online form through which students can request assistance with technology that will help them successfully complete their courses during spring semester. The university will do its best to assist. Please access the form here: https://augustastate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hQwaFMN7WC78zz

#COVID19 #coronavirus #onlinelearning #digitalsolutions #JaguarNation #JaguarStrong

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Welcome, all Augusta University #Alumni! This Alumni Weekend 2018 is going to be the jaguar JAM, starting with the Art Hardy Memorial Golf Tournament today at Forest Hills Golf Club | Augusta, GA, and ending with the Alumni Weekend After-Party in the Oglethorpe Ballroom at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. We look forward to celebrating with our Distinguished Alum Award Winner, Karyn Elise Brannan Warren, and our Young Alum Award Winner, Ann Sturkey! Read more about our alumni on our news blog: http://coenews.augusta.edu. #collegelife #universitylife #highereducation #alumnipride #reunion #classreunion #honors #awards #baseball #golf #cookout #barbecue #Augusta #Georgia #JaguarsComeHome
Hey, College of Education grads, come snap a pic with your friends, family, or faculty at commencement today! We're beside the bookstore on the mezzanine at the front of the arena, and might have a little gift for you! #congratulations #graduation #collegelife #education #teaching #kinesiology #counseling #highereducation
ICYMI: Registration is open NOW for the annual Impacting Student Learning Conference at Augusta University! Click here for more information:
Augusta University students: RSVP for the Leadership Luncheon THIS Wednesday, featuring Dr. Sandra Carraway, Superintendent of Columbia County School District-Evans, Georgia! The first 50 students to arrive get a free lunch. USE THIS LINK to let us know you are coming: http://bit.ly/AULeaderLunch. Dr. Carraway graduated from Augusta University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Southern University. She previously was the principal of Greenbrier High School and of Riverside Middle School, before becoming deputy superintendent for Columbia County schools. Now, as superintendent, she manages approximately 19,400 students across 30 schools: 17 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools, and an alternative school. The lecture is hosted by Augusta University Student Life, and sponsored by the Augusta University College of Education. See you there!
Enjoying the Week of Welcome so far at Augusta University? More events to come next week! Check out the photos so far: http://jagwire.augusta.edu/archives/46947
Come see us today at Club Fest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Douglas Barnard Amphitheater! Find all the ways you can get involved in college life for fun, fulfillment, and professional development.]
Welcome, first years, to Augusta University! Looking forward to seeing you at freshman convocation today at Christenberry Fieldhouse!
Turn your radios to WGAC News/Talk 580 AM right now and listen to Dr. Zach Kelehear Dean of the College of Education AT Augusta University, chatting with former mayor Deke Copenhaver about education!