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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Georgia


Each year, approximately 3.2% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in teaching. That means an estimated 8,011 teachers graduate from Georgia's 72 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a teaching program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, 718 students graduated from University of Georgia's teaching program. Tuition at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 583 students from its teaching program. Georgia State University charged in-state students $8,698 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a teaching program is Mercer University, which is located in Macon. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, 427 students graduated from Mercer University teaching program. Tuition at Mercer University was $30,560 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,238 per year, though tuition can range from $31,283 per year to $1,863 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Agnes Scott College - located in Decatur, students are charged $31,283 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Savannah College of Art and Design - located in Savannah, students are charged $29,570 per year

The following Georgia teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

A teaching degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Many Georgia teaching graduates become a primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 123,340 teacher working in Georgia, including 1,740 english teachers, 7,190 primary school education administrators, and 4,150 education administrators. The Georgia counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Barrow County - 67,330 teachers
  2. Burke County - 6,190 teachers
  3. Appling County - 5,900 teachers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 133,970 teachers will be working in Georgia. This would require the number of teacher to grow by 27%.

Salary

teachers in Georgia earn $64,228 per year on average. However, Georgia teacher earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,090 per year to more than $153,750 per year in 2010. Teachers in the following Georgia counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Floyd County - $68,522 per year
  2. Bulloch County - $65,035 per year
  3. Bryan County - $64,990 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Hall County - $50,634 per year
  2. Appling County - $53,574 per year
  3. Banks County - $54,372 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Georgia were:

  1. Education Administrator - $101,290 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $100,130 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $85,690 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $46,080 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $37,310 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Georgia
  • Certificate in Teaching in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,703 miles from location Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah GA 31.5137 31% 9,906
5,874 miles from location Gainesville State College Oakwood GA 18.0282 60% 8,801
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
5,861 miles from location Macon State College Macon GA 9.40475 n/a 6,615
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,886 miles from location Gordon College Barnesville GA 15.3212 74% 4,545
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Metropolitan College Atlanta GA 7.55946 n/a 2,688
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,904 miles from location Spelman College Atlanta GA 35.9892 26% 2,229
5,905 miles from location Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs Atlanta GA 24.7002 77% 2,170
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551
5,832 miles from location Georgia Military College-Milledgeville Campus Milledgeville GA 17.1356 n/a 1,406
5,963 miles from location Covenant College Lookout Mountain GA 62.8149 42% 1,367
5,769 miles from location Georgia Military College-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 13.1817 n/a 1,258
5,950 miles from location Shorter University Rome GA 57.4714 31% 1,205
5,914 miles from location Reinhardt University Waleska GA 23.6514 30% 1,123
5,810 miles from location Sandersville Technical College Sandersville GA 23.0244 n/a 1,116
5,826 miles from location Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus Valdosta GA 12.6052 n/a 1,113
5,853 miles from location Georgia Military College-Warner Robins Campus Warner Robins GA 14.6501 n/a 1,057
5,792 miles from location Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon GA 46.2674 50% 1,049
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,763 miles from location Paine College Augusta GA 40.8694 21% 907
5,897 miles from location Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 30.6491 26% 868
5,901 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
5,847 miles from location Toccoa Falls College Toccoa GA 28.3429 31% 816
5,833 miles from location Emmanuel College Franklin Springs GA 24.6984 70% 732
5,911 miles from location Georgia Military College-Atlanta Campus Fairburn GA 13.7752 n/a 690
5,907 miles from location Atlanta Christian College Atlanta GA 19.2965 71% 690
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685
5,869 miles from location Truett-McConnell College Cleveland GA 41.7695 50% 519
 

Curious what studying Teaching gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 48,120 $53,190 -7.6%
2
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education + 22,320 $53,620 -7.9%
3
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 9,610 $52,070 37.1%
4
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 7,190 $85,690 1.0%
5
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 6,170 $50,280 -17.1%
6
Instructional Coordinators + 4,810 $58,190 -42.2%
7
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary + 4,490 $100,130
8
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 4,330 $46,080 -9.6%
9
Education Administrators, Postsecondary + 4,150 $101,290 22.4%
10
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 2,390 $84,850 0.8%
11
Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 2,210 $53,870 -14.3%
12
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,740 $54,850 2.4%
13
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 1,660 $37,310 -3.5%
14
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,580 $61,810 30.6%
15
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 950 $67,420 -19.5%
16
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 910 $66,800 -71.7%
17
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School + 650 $53,960 80.6%
18
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other + 60 $74,690 -73.9%
 

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