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Reasons to Attend the John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College for Undergraduate Degrees

-91% of our graduates who began teaching in Georgia public schools between 1998 and 2003 were still teaching in the Fall of 2006.  Nationwide that number is around 50%.

-100% of our cohort students passed the Georgia assessments for the Certification of Education (GACE) in 2007.

-100% of our students have teaching placements or graduate school/mission work for the last five years.

-Cohort students meet the standards of their specialty organizations, in NMSA (National Middle School Association) and CEC (Council for Exceptional Children).

-All students are actively engaged in professional activities though membership in professional organizations.  Many serve as officers in local, state, and national student professional organizations.

-Pre-education and cohort students have contributed 3456 hours of service learning in 2006-2007.

-70% of undergraduate cohort students present at state and national conferences, and/or participate in grant writing, research projects, or major community/school service initiative.

-All students graduate with an experiential transcript that documents their leadership and service learning beyond the classroom.

-All students must demonstrate their ability to be effective change agents through their e-portfolios.

-All students must successfully defend their capstone e-portfolio in presentations to an exit panel of faculty, administrators, and/or teachers.

-GC also has a student teaching agreement with the Department of Defense Agency for student teaching opportunities.


Field Placement in Diverse Settings

All cohort students are placed in a variety of settings in the local counties identified in the chart below. Placements in high minority settings are the norm, although there are differences in rural, small city and suburban settings as well as the socio-economic and socio-cultural characteristics of various schools. 


Area County Demographics in Percentage--2007-2008 
                 from DOE Report card

 

 

State/

County

Enrolled

Special Ed

ESOL

GEORGIA

1,609,681

11

3.7

  Baldwin

5,489

14

0.8

  Bibb

24,470

11

0.9

  Hancock

1,317

13

0.0

  Houston

24,914

12

2.0

  Jones

5,440

12

0.0

  Putnam

2,719

14

2.4

Washington

3,386

10

0.0

  Wilkinson

1,568

15

1.0

State/

County

Enrolled

A
s
i
a
n

B
l
a
c
k

H
i
s
p
a
n
I
c

W
h
i
t
e

M
u
l
t
i

GEORGIA

1,609,681

3

38

10

46

3

  Baldwin

5,489

1

64

2

31

2

  Bibb

24,470

1

73

2

22

2

  Hancock

1,317

0

98

0

1

1

  Houston

24,914

2

35

5

55

3

  Jones

5,440

0

27

1

71

1

  Putnam

2,719

1

44

8

45

2

Washington

3,386

1

68

1

29

1

  Wilkinson

1,568

0

57

2

39

2

 

 

 
 
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