The College of Education has a variety of centers and offices that provide specific services to its students, faculty, and public schools:
Within the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Initial Educator Preparation, the Associate Dean coordinates all activities related to curriculum and instruction for undergraduate and graduate education, initial educator preparation and certification, state and national reporting, CAEP accreditation, Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) program approval, College of Education and program assessment, and Educator Preparation Committee activities. The Director of Field and Clinical Experiences and the Field Experience Coordinator facilitate all field experiences and coordinate clinical practice in partner schools in collaboration with the various departments, public schools (Clinical Associates and Clinical Supervisors) and international partners. The Certification Officer serves as a liaison between the College and the GaPSC dealing with certification matters.
The Associate Dean of Administration and Faculty Affairs coordinates enrollment management services for students as well as research and grant activity for the College in collaboration with the various departments and campus offices.
With respect to student services, the Associate Dean coordinates with the Provost’s Office to recruit new students and provide advising to undergraduate education majors through the College of Education Advisement Center. Within the College, the Associate Dean oversees the Graduate Academic Services Center to provide a comprehensive graduate experience beginning with recruiting prospective graduate students to providing student support for College of Education graduate students from program entry through graduation. The staff provides direct advisement for graduate students in several programs and provides pre-admission advisement for students in the College.
With respect to research and grant activity, the Associate Dean coordinates with the University Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs to provide guidance and support for student capstone research projects, faculty research and scholarship, grant submission, and grant management.
The Assistant Dean of Partnerships and Outreach collaborates with school systems and community partners to develop mutually beneficial relationships that enhance education across the region. We work to identify needs and assets among our partners and align them with faculty expertise and research opportunities. We also connect with community organizations and P-12 students to showcase their educational contributions and successes.
The Instructional Support and Resources Center (ISRC) provides computer laboratories, portable multimedia equipment, and a variety of material resources and equipment for students and faculty. The ISRC also provides technical and instructional assistance to College of Education faculty, staff, and students.
The Center for STEM Education (i2STEMed) at Georgia Southern University supports and engages in STEM teaching and learning through both formal and informal educational settings by collaborations with K-12 schools, the university community, and local and global partners.