CSU's Department of Teacher Education in collaboration with the College of Letters and Sciences and the College of the Arts offers:
- 16 bachelor's degrees
- 29 master's degrees
- 11 specialist degrees
- 1 doctoral degree
- And numerous teacher certification programs and endorsements
A unit of CSU's College of Education and Health Professions, the department works with several other academic units to prepare students to become early childhood, middle grades and high school teachers. All programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).
Faculty and courses
All of the department's full-time, tenured faculty hold terminal degrees in their disciplines, and many are nationally and internationally known. Courses are delivered using traditional methods and modern technologies, including online, distance learning, and web-enhanced instruction. Campus courses are taught in technology-equipped classrooms.
- CSU's Early Childhood Education Program named Georgia's Distinguished Program in Teacher Education
- Teacher Education Professor named Georgia's English Teacher of the Year
- CSU ranked #9 in Most Affordable Online Master's Programs in Special Education
- CSU ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Best Online Graduate Education Programs (Curriculum & Instruction in Accomplished Teaching, Special Education, and Teacher Leadership)
- CSU Alum Receives Innovation in Teaching Award
- Columbus State Selected to Help Georgia Launch Teacher Prep Initiative
- $1.2M Grant to Help Columbus State Produce More STEM Teachers
Try it out and see if teaching is for you!
Enroll in UTCH 1201 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching, and you will obtain firsthand experience with planning and teaching inquiry-based math or science lessons in elementary classrooms. A veteran classroom teacher will guide and mentor you through this entire experience.
For more information on math and science education programs at CSU and opportunities available for math and science education majors, visit the UTeach Columbus website.
Alumni Professional Development Opportunity - Einstein Fellowship
Outstanding K-12 teachers wanted! The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K-12 science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) teachers. Einstein Fellows spend a school year in Washington, DC serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill. Details about applying can be found at the Einstein Fellowship website.
Note for out of state students
If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.
If you will be living internationally, or have any questions about state authorization or professional licensure authorization, please contact the State Authorization office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email:
- Your name
- Where you will be physically present while taking classes
- Program of interest
The State Authorization office can only address questions related to state or licensing board approvals, for all other questions please contact the appropriate department:
Visit our Out of State Student page for more information for students living out of state.