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Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education

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.

More Information

Want more info about CSU teaching degrees?


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.


NOTICE:  The Modern Language & Culture - Spanish Education Track is no longer accepting students (effective 5/4/2016). Students already accepted in the program will be able to complete their degrees.

Note for out of state students

If you live outside of the State of Georgia, your distance education options may be limited. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver a specific program in your state, please email the State Authorization office at This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state and licensing board approvals.

Please include:

  • Your name
  • State(s) you will live in while taking classes
  • Program you are interested in

For all other questions please contact the appropriate department:

Also Note:

CSU can NOT guarantee that licensure, certification, or endorsement programs will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in states other than Georgia. Students who are considering a professional program, and who intend to seek employment outside of Georgia, should contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study.

Follow the links below for professional licensure contact information by state.

Visit our Out of State Student page for more information.