College of Education

College of Education’s Conceptual Framework

The College of Education prepares candidates to be educators who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions of their profession and the ability to use that knowledge in a way that will positively impact schools and the larger community. Faculty in the College of Education are guided in this purpose by the mission and core values of Albany State University; the College of Education; the general education requirements of the University; the standards of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The Conceptual Framework which guides the work of our faculty, staff and our candidates reflects the vision that graduates of Albany State University’s College of Education will be:

  1. Reflective and Transformative Practitioners,
  2. Culturally-Responsive Practitioners, and
  3. Technologically Competent Practitioners.

The College of Education in collaboration with the Colleges of Arts and Humanities and the College of Science and Technology, the College of Business, and the Darton College of Health Professions Sciences and Health Professions (known as the Educator Preparation Program --E.P.P) are committed to the belief that the preparation of its candidates is a shared responsibility with the P-12 public schools.  Together with P-12 partners, in a continuous performance-based learning environment, the E.P.P. has adopted a vision of:teaching for continuous learning and performance-based preparation for all professional educators. As such, the E.P.P. operates from the premise of teaching for continuous learning and performance based preparation for preparing its candidates as reflective, technologically competent and culturally responsive practitioners who are skilled professional educators (i.e., teachers and other school personnel) to meet the needs of all P-12 learners. To achieve this, the E.P.P. faculty nurtures these core values which undergird the curricula, instructions and professional development/dispositions of all candidates. Hence, these core values and their related processes/indicators are the cornerstones for preparing candidates who are capable of positively impacting the achievement of all P-12 learners. 

The Leadership Team coordinates the policies, operations and development of Teacher Education programs. The following programs are offered:

Major/Teaching Area Teaching Grades Degree
Early Childhood Education P-5 B.S. in Early Childhood Education
English Education 6-12 B.S. in English (Education Track)
Health and Physical Education P-12 B. S. in Secondary Education
Middle Grades Education 4-8 B. S. in Middle Grades Education
Music Education P-12 B. S. in Visual and Performing Arts (Music Education)
Science Education 6-12 B.S. in Secondary Education
Special Education – Adaptive Curriculum P-12 B.S. in Secondary Education