College of Education

A rich history of preparing teachers for life’s work

Ana Lopera works with students in the RISE program as they review how to tell time on a clock.

Since the institution’s beginning in 1878, preparing educators for one of life’s most important callings has been a major aspect of Brenau university education. Now you will find hundreds of Brenau-educated teachers, administrators and other education professionals working in public and private schools throughout the region preparing children and young adults for their life pursuits.

Brenau University College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, postgraduate certification and other credentials for entrance and advancement in education careers. The university’s outstanding reputation among prospective employers in both the public and private sectors puts Brenau education graduates in good standing to compete for job opportunities at all levels.

One reason for that reputation is the Brenau faculty members because they know first-hand what it takes to be a successful teacher in today’s environment. Collectively these teachers of teachers have spent decades in classroom and administration roles.

The College of Education undergraduate and graduate programs, including an education specialist advanced degree track, are available on campus at Georgia locations in Gainesville, Augusta North Atlanta/Norcross and South Atlanta/ Fairburn as well as around the globe through fully accredited, nationally recognized online programs.


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The College of Education at Brenau University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Augusta, Fairburn, Norcross, Gainesville and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development,  re-licensure or other purposes.

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