Planning Dean's Message

Dr. Elazer J. Barnette

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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 as the School navigates the developmental approval processes of the Georgia Board of Regents and the Georgia Professional Standards Commissions.

The Board of Regents (BoR) 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.  Programs are currently going through developmental stage with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) for state approval.  After the GaPSC approves all programs, the unit will apply for candidacy for accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). The developmental phase is approximately two years culminating in program approval by GaPSC. The School of Teacher Education anticipates enrolling candidates in initial programs fall 2013.

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.