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    Augusta University
    Sep 23, 2023  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Teaching and Leading

Department Overview

The Department of Teaching & Leading offers undergraduate and graduate level programs in teaching, educational leadership, and special education. Our faculty and staff are committed to high impact practice within the context of a caring community, and produce innovative research that seeks to address matters related to education, education policy, intellectual growth and moral development. Simply put, we are invested in developing good, decent, thoughtful people who can make our world a better place in which to live.

MISSION STATEMENT Based on standards from state and national accrediting agencies, best practices, and relevant research, the Department of Teaching and Leading programs emphasize what beginning and advanced professional educators should know and be able to do at the end of their undergraduate and graduate studies.

The Department of Teaching and Leading is committed to scholarship, service, and to providing: (1) an educational experience with the overriding objective of preparing undergraduate and graduate students to become effective educators and school leaders; and (2) partnership based field experiences that engage candidates in authentic educational learning opportunities.

The emphasis of the professional preparation program is on integrating scientific knowledge, pedagogical theory, skill acquisition, and application into a comprehensive educational experience. The educational program will be conducted in an atmosphere that is open, concerned, and responsive to the needs of students and the community.

To accomplish this goal the Department collaborates with professional associations, local P-12 schools, and community organizations. Additionally, the Department strives to ensure that the missions of the College of Education and Augusta University are realized.


Chair: Beth Pendergraft, PhD
Office Location: University Hall 366


    Bachelor of Science in EducationCertificate: Post-BaccalaureateCertificate: Post-Master’sMaster of Arts in TeachingMaster of EducationSpecialist in Education