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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.


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%.


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

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