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Education: Majors & Programs

Armstrong State University is now Georgia Southern University. Information links and pages site-wide are being redirected as appropriate.

For the latest and most complete information, please visit our Consolidation Update page.


We are pleased that you are interested in Armstrong State University and the College of Education's undergraduate or graduate programs. We are proud of our high-quality programs, caring faculty, reasonable costs and positive learning environment.  


Undergraduate pre-education students are advised in the College of Education Student Services Office (University Hall). If you have questions about undergraduate program requirements or are a new student needing advisement, we will be happy to assist you. After your admission to the College of Education, you will work with an Undergraduate Advisor.


Applicants for College of Education graduate programs must satisfy all requirements for regular admission. Admission to graduate programs consists of applying and submitting documents to the university (through the Graduate Admissions office) while meeting the admission requirements and submitting documents to the College of Education. 

Synthia Best, Graduate Admissions Coordinator (University Hall 271), will address any of your questions about inital certification and advanced degree programs for teachers. After your admission to the College of Education, a faculty member will serve as your advisor.

NOTE: The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and post-baccalaureate, non-degree teacher certification programs lead to initial certification to teach in Georgia public schools. Master of Education (MEd) programs are for teachers who already are certified and wish to earn an advanced degree, normally to upgrade their pay level.

Dr. Patricia HoltAdult Education Program Coordinator (University Hall 204), will address any questions regarding the Master of Education and Certificate in Adult Education programs.

Please click on the appropriate link below to review the program that appeals to you. Within each area, you will find basic information about the program (including the required courses), academic requirements for admission, and an application checklist. Applicants for College of Education programs must satisfy all requirements for regular admission. There are no provisional admissions.

Become A Teacher

Become a Teacher

Each program of study, approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, leads to initial certification in a specific field.

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor Degree with Teacher Certification
Master of Arts (MAT) / Post-Baccalaureate
Upgrade My Certificate

Upgrade My Certificate

These programs are designed for certified teachers who wish to earn an advanced degree to upgrade their certificate to increase their proficiency and pay level.

Master of Education
Non-Certification Programs

Non-Certification Programs

Graduates of these programs work in a variety of educational settings that do not require a teaching certificate.

Bachelor of Science
Master of Education


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