Dean's Message

Welcome to the School of Teacher Education (SOTE) website.

Savannah State University begins a new era in preparing quality educators to serve the diverse educational needs of students in Chatham County and communities throughout the world.

The University System of Georgia‘s Board of Regents and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved Savannah State University (SSU) to offer Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) - related teaching tracks. We are, therefore, pleased to share that the School of Teacher Education offers quality programs for teacher certification preparation in four STEM Education areas. These degree areas and certification tracks include the following:

Additionally, students who are 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.

The School of Teacher Education conceptual framework theme, "Preparing Global, Reflective, Professional Educators", reflects our commitment to teacher education in making a positive difference in the lives of learners. The conceptual framework is a shared vision of SOTE’s community partners, stakeholders, advisory committees, faculty and staff and embodies the mission, vision, philosophy and strategic directions of the institution. Savannah State University is known as the University by the Sea. Building on its motto, "You can get anywhere from here", the SOTE leadership team believes that our graduates "can teach anywhere from here" – as well-prepared education professionals and leaders committed to understanding and applying the most effective teaching tools and bringing forward the best in student learning.

We invite you to learn about our Teacher Education Certification Preparation Program offerings, get to know our faculty, and visit the School of Teacher Education. For more information about our SOTE programs as well as information regarding a career as a professional educator, please contact the Office of the School of Teacher Education at 912-358-4100.