Augusta State University
As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Augusta State University is committed to
excellence in teaching, advancement of knowledge, and enrichment of the community in
a climate that fosters humane values and a lifelong love of learning.
This mission is based upon the value of a liberal arts education for students who are
diverse in ethnicity, background, age, and preparation.
The mission obligates the university to be open to the voices of all its members, to be
responsive to the needs of its community, and to measure its success by the success of its
To accomplish its mission, the university offers undergraduate programs in arts, sciences,
and professional fields of study, as well as graduate programs below the doctoral level. It
fosters the intellectual growth of students through learning assistance in a university
college, honors courses, and student research and cultivates faculty members who are
excellent in teaching, active in scholarship, and generous in service.
College of Education
The College of Education is committed to excellence in the preparation of teachers,
counselors, and administrators for service with diverse populations in a wide variety of
educational settings. The professional educators involved in the various preparation
programs prepare students for today's classrooms through a collaboratively developed
series of courses and appropriate field experiences while demonstrating outstanding
teaching techniques and procedures from relevant research and best practice.
Department of Teacher Education
The mission of the Department of Teacher Education is to prepare educators with the
knowledge and skills required to bring students of diverse backgrounds to high levels of
academic achievement, to serve the community of educators in the CSRA through
collaborative initiatives, to contribute to the knowledge base of the education profession
with scholarship that focuses on best practices in the classroom and teacher leadership.