Innovation in Teaching, Leadership, and Wellness
The University of West Georgia takes great pride in our College of Education (COE), both for its merits and its people. We are committed to teaching excellence and look forward to you joining us in this journey. Each COE graduate will directly affect tens of thousands of lives over the course of their career; therefore, each is exceptionally prepared to be effective and agile in the classroom as it stands today and throughout its future iterations.
The College of Education continues to be highly ranked among peer institutions. COE was placed sixth in the nation for online doctoral education according to the most recent ranking of online programs by GradSource.com, a top destination for prospective and doctoral students. The College of Education boasts many accreditation's, including NCATE, ASHA, and CACREP. It’s with these accreditations and the strength of our programs that we proudly invite you to Go West.Apply Now
Leading a New World of Learning
Comprehensive Community Clinic
The College of Education’s Comprehensive Community Clinic offers services for the community in special education, counseling, communication sciences and disorders, mathematics, and language and literacy. We are an educational training facility for undergraduate and graduate students to apply the skills and knowledge they gain during their academic studies in a highly supervised clinical environment.Learn more
Ed.D. program in School Improvement
Our Ed.D. program in School Improvement offers a unique opportunity for educators looking for an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based doctoral program that prepares graduates to become change agents in the schools they serve. Our program has served students for 12 years as a face-to-face program. Beginning with summer of 2011, we now offer 100% of our coursework online.Learn More
UWGLive is a new and innovative way of helping teacher or counselor candidates prepare for challenges they may face in future classrooms, and helping active teachers adjust to the ever changing world of education. The UWGLive™ Lab uses state of the art technology creating a virtual classroom with five very different students.Learn More
To ensure that College of Education graduates are prepared to work in their chosen professions, as well as to satisfy all assessment-related requirements of accrediting and approval bodies for quality programs, the COE conducts systematic Tk20 assessment of candidates, programs, and operations.Learn More
Virtual Research Center
The Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THS SON) partnered with the College of Education (COE) to develop an interdisciplinary online COE and THS SON Virtual Research Center (VRC) to support doctoral students and faculty research. The VRC offers a variety of teaching/learning mediums including videos, pod-casts, and software tutorials on a variety of topics related to quantitative educational research.Learn More
UTeach West Georgia is an innovative and highly successful teacher preparation program for students majoring in science and mathematics. The University of West Georgia is one of three institutions in the state selected to replicate the UTeach model.
UTeach was specifically created to attract the widest range of bright science and mathematics majors into secondary teaching careers, to prepare them with an advanced field-intensive curriculum, and to promote field retention through induction support and ongoing professional development.Learn More