Planning Dean's Message

Dr. Elazer J. Barnette

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor and Planning Dean

School of Teacher Education

Savannah State University

Box 20275

Savannah, GA 31404

Office Phone: 912-358-4100



Welcome to the School of Teacher Education website. This website provides current information about the School of Teacher Education (SOTE) programs and other activities.

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved Savannah State University (SSU) to offer STEM related teaching tracks to its existing Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Biology and Mathematics. The degree options enhance SSU's current STEM related degrees.  Providing SSU's services area with teachers to meet current STEM teacher shortage. 

Additionally, students interested in teaching in middle grades 4-8 (Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Science, or Social Science), can pursue the Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Middle School Teacher Education. This degree option is in cooperation with Armstrong State University. Programs are enrolling students interested in teaching in middle grades or secondary (6-12) programs. During the three year developmental period, SOTE will apply for candidacy for accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) formerly known as the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). 

We invite students to consider a career as a professional educator and apply for admission to teacher education and become a part of history as SSU begins a new era in providing quality educators to serve the diverse educational needs of public school students in Chatham and surrounding counties.

For more information about the status of proposed degree programs and a career as a professional educator, contact the office of the School of Teacher Education.