COE News


    Dean's Message


    Welcome to the College of Education

    Greetings students, alumni, community partners, parents, and friends. I am honored to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Education at Savannah State University, my beloved Alma Mater. 

    We are building our capacity to have ever increasing impact in our schools, districts, state, and scholarly communities, and this translates into a strong foundation for growth and advancement in the years ahead.  The faculty and staff in the College of Education believe that every child, regardless of language, culture, ethnicity, perceived ability and/or circumstance, can learn.  Moreover, we assert that every learner deserves an opportunity to maximize his or her potential.  Our goal is to design learning experiences that are real-world focused, rigorous, field practice-based, and personally meaningful.  We pride ourselves on developing effective teachers and workforce based professionals who are profoundly skilled at what they do and who are prepared to help define what the future should be.  We are "Preparing Global, Reflective, Professional Educators"!

    The College of Education offers high quality, field-based educator preparation programs leading to a Bachelor of Science & teacher certification in secondary education (biology and math—undergraduate and post-baccalaureate), middle grades education (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate), engineering technology education (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate), music education (undergraduate) and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (undergraduate). 

    As you learn about the College of Education, I encourage you to explore our website, contact us for more information, or schedule a campus visit.  You will discover that at the heart of everything we do is a commitment to student success through excellence in teaching, learning, research, and service.

    Savannah State University’s College of Education is poised to help you pursue your higher educational goals and become a stellar educator or professional. Our exceptional faculty and staff will support you throughout matriculation to graduation.


    Dr. Cora Thompson, Interim Dean