College of Education

Dean: Thomas R. Koballa, Jr.
1100 College of Education Building
P. O. Box 8013
(912) 478-5648
FAX: (912) 478-5093
tkoballa@georgiasouthern.edu

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research: Tracy Linderholm
1100 College of Education Building
P. O. Box 8013
(912) 478-5648
FAX: (912) 478-5093
tlinderholm@georgiasouthern.edu

Associate Dean for Undergraduate, Teacher Education and Accreditation: Deborah Thomas
1103 College of Education Building
P. O. Box 8133
(912) 478-1437
FAX: (912) 478-1068
debthom@georgiasouthern.edu

Vision

We envision a College of Education that continues to grow in its national recognition for excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and outreach; and becomes the choice for novice and experienced professionals desiring a high quality, flexible education to help them meet their individual intellectual and career goals.

Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare students to teach, lead, counsel, and model life-long learning; engage in scholarship that provides new pathways to meet the needs of a dynamic, diverse society; and facilitate access to learning opportunities that are authentic, student-centered, and technology-rich.

Undergraduate Advisement

Pre-education and education majors are assigned to a professional advisor in the Student Success Center in the College of Education Building Room 1107 for program planning and course scheduling. Since the College’s programs are developed to enable students to meet the certification requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, it is critical that students meet with their advisor to plan their program of study. All students must complete the Core Curriculum; however, in order to meet the requirements of the teaching field, professional education, and certification, it is advisable for students to declare an intent to major in education before the second semester of the sophomore year. Prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program, students are designated as Pre-education majors. For additional information or questions, contact Christina Thompson at (912) 478-0698 or cjthomp@georgiasouthern.edu.