Become a Teacher in Georgia

Cosmopolitan cities, a mild climate, a venerable 270-year history and irresistible southern charm make teaching in Georgia very appealing. There are other upsides, too, including teacher salaries. At $52,880, the average salary for Georgia teachers is only slightly below the national average, according to the National Education Association; at the same time, the median housing cost for homeowners is about 8 percent lower than the national median.**

Future Georgia Teachers:
The future is bright for teaching in Georgia. In August 2010, the state was selected to receive $400 million over four years as part of the U.S. Department of Education's "Race to the Top" grant program. The technological and instructional improvements that will come from that grant are an exciting incentive for potential Georgia teachers.

Wondering about the teacher job market? Projected job growth hovers around 9 percent for secondary school teachers between 2008 and 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Elementary school teacher jobs are predicted to grow by almost 16 percent, and special education teachers can expect even higher job growth.*** All you need to become a teacher is a bachelor's degree or higher and an approved teacher training program. Then, once you pass the appropriate basic skills tests, you'll be eligible for Georgia teacher certification. Teaching in Georgia has never been so rewarding.

Current Georgia Teachers and School Administrators:
Current teachers in Georgia will be pleased to hear that a part of the Race-to-the-Top funding will go toward supporting educators in the classroom. Recruitment and retention of good teachers are also critical parts of the program. Current teachers who want to remain competitive may choose to take professional development courses, earn additional certifications, or move into an administrative or master teacher role.

Georgia Teachers in Demand:
Some tempting incentives are available if you're thinking of teaching in Georgia, especially for professionals who already hold a bachelor's degree. If you pass the appropriate skills test and are hired to teach an eligible subject, you may qualify for a $1,000 stipend to help offset your certification costs. Military veterans who wish to teach are eligible for a $5,000 certification stipend.

Become a teacher in Georgia: research bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and teacher certification today!

Browse the Georgia Department of Education's website to find the requirements for Georgia teachers.

Sources:
*National Education Association;
**U.S. Census Bureau;
***Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Capella University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • EdD in Educational Leadership & Management (Online)
  • EdD in Reading and Literacy (Online)
  • EdS in Curriculum and Instruction (Online)
  • Master of Science in Adult Education (Online)
  • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (for licensed K-12 teachers) (Online)
  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education (Online)
  • Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership and Administration (Online)
  • Master of Science in Instructional Design for Online Learning (Online)
  • Master of Science in Integrative Studies (Online)
  • Master of Science in K-12 Studies in Education (for licensed K-12 teachers) (Online)
  • Master of Science in Leadership in Educational Administration (for licensed K-12 teachers) (Online)
  • Master of Science in Reading and Literacy (for licensed K-12 teachers) (Online)
  • Master of Science in Training and Performance Improvement (Online)
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (Online)
  • PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning (Online)
  • PhD in K-12 Studies in Education (Online)
  • PhD in Leadership for Higher Education (Online)
  • PhD in Postsecondary and Adult Education (Online)
  • PhD in Professional Studies in Education (Online)
  • PhD in Special Education Leadership (Online)
  • PhD in Training and Performance Improvement (Online)
  • Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Development (Online)
  • EdD in Adult Education (Online)
  • EdD in Curriculum and Instruction (Online)
  • Master of Science in English Language Learning and Teaching (Online)

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Grand Canyon University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • M.Ed. in Special Education with Credential (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education - English (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education - Math (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Elementary Education - Science (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.S. in Secondary Education - English (Online)
  • B.S. in Secondary Education - Math (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - K-12 Leadership (Online)
  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure) (Online)
  • M.Ed. in Special Education - Cross-Categorical (Leads to initial teacher licensure) (Online)
  • B.A. in History (Online)
  • B.A. in History - Public History (Online)
  • B.A. in English Literature (Online)
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Special Education (Online)
  • Ed.S. in K-12 Leadership (Online)

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Northcentral University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Education (MEd) - Accelerated Educational Leadership (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Accelerated Leadership in Higher Education (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Adult Learning and Workforce Education (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Athletic Coaching (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Curriculum and Teaching (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - E-Learning (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Early Childhood Education (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Educational Leadership (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - English Second Language (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - General Education (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Global Training and Development (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Instructional Leadership (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - International Education (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Leadership in Higher Education (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - PK-12 Principal Leadership (Online)
  • Master of Education (MEd) - Special Education (Online)

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University of Dayton

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Certificate in Teaching English to speakers of Other Languages

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Kaplan University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • MS in Higher Education - Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • BS in Early Childhood Development
  • BSPY - Child Development
  • BS in Liberal Studies
  • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • MS in Higher Education - College Administration and Leadership
  • MS in Higher Education - College Teaching and Learning
  • MS in Higher Education - Online College Teaching
  • MS in Higher Education - Student Affairs
  • MSE in Instructional Technology (K-12)
  • MSE in Instructional Technology - Adult Learning/Higher Ed
  • MSE in Instructional Technology - Adult Learning/Organizations
  • Master of Science in Health Education

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Walden University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult Learning (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Education (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Design and Technology (Online)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development (Online)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
  • Teacher Preparation Program with Master of Arts in Teaching (Online)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) (Online)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Course-based) (Online)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Mixed-Model) (Online)

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Post University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (Online)
  • Master of Education - Instructional Design and Technology (Online)
  • Master of Education - Teaching and Learning (Online)

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Argosy University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • EdD in Higher and Postsecondary Education

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Full Sail University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology

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Ohio Christian University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry
  • Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology

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United States University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • MA in Education - Administration and Leadership (Online)
  • MA in Education - Early Childhood Development (Online)
  • MA in Education - Higher Education Administration (Online)
  • MA in Education - Special Education (Online)

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Saint Mary's University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

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Antioch University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies: Individualized Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies: Literature and Creative Writing Concentration

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Purdue University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology (Online)
  • Master of Science in Education in Special Education

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American InterContinental University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • MEd - Adult Education and Training (Online)
  • MEd - Curriculum and Instruction (Online)
  • MEd - Instructional Design (Online)
  • MEd - Leadership of Educational Organizations (Online)

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Graceland University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • MEd in Mild/Moderate Special Education with Licensure (Online)
  • MEd in Technology Integration (Online)
  • Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction (Online)

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Nova Southeastern University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with a Curriculum & Instruction Specialization
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration & Leadership

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Upper Iowa University

Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Higher Education Administration - Community and Technical College Administration
  • Master of Higher Education Administration - Leadership
  • Master of Higher Education Administration - Student Affairs

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Brown Mackie College

Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Early Childhood Education (AAS)

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Argosy University

Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • MAEd - Educational Leadership

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*Teacher Salary Information For 2014—2015

Median Elementary School Teacher Salary: $53,090 Median Middle School Teacher Salary: $53,430 Median High School Teacher Salary: $55,050 Average Administrator Salary: $87,760 Median Elementary, Middle and High School Principals: $87,760
On average, teachers with masters degrees will earn $8,000 to $10,000 more each year than those with only a bachelors degree.

Consequently, in order to attain a position as an administrator, a masters, PhD or Ed D. is required.

On average, Administrators will earn around $30,000 more each year than their hard working, teacher cohorts!

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook