John H. Lounsbury College of Education

Innovatively and collaboratively developing and empowering educational professionals.
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Teach Future Generations to Change the World

The John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College & State University offers several award-winning undergraduate and graduate degrees. Instructional and school leaders gain valuable opportunities and benefit from the meaningful partnerships the university maintains with schools, districts, and other institutions and agencies. The COE is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

COE Mission Statement: The John H. Lounsbury College of Education innovatively and collaboratively develops and empowers educational professionals, P-12 communities, and the Georgia College community to promote diversity, equity, advocacy, and excellence in learning, teaching, service, and scholarship. (rev:0115)

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News & Information

The John H. Lounsbury College of Education celebrated GCSU's 25th Anniversary of our Liberal Arts Mission. The title of the event was: The Value of Liberal Arts in Preparing Teachers and Leaders as Architects of Change. We are very thankful for our fabulous presenters, Dr. Linda Bradley, Dr. Olha Osobov, Dr. Miriam Jordan, and Dr. Paulette Cross, and facilitator, Dr. Cheryl Reynolds! You may access the video recording at the following link:

The "Instructables" senior middle grades teacher candidates selected a relevant and significant social phenomenon that influences the lives of young adolescents. They examined and reflected upon how different sociological factors have (and possibly continue to) influence their own views, values and experiences. Visit the link to learn more and view their work: Awesome work "Instructables"!

2023 MG Seniors Social Phenomenons Photo

Georgia College's Call Me MiSTER program receives a $10,000 check from Georgia Power to support the CMM program.

call me mister ceremony

The John H. Lounsbury College of Education receives accreditation at the initial-licensure and advanced levels. This Accreditation status is effective between Spring 2022 and Spring 2027. The next site review will take place in Fall 2026.

CAEP Accreditation Badge

Congratulations to Samantha Fuhrey, Georgia’s 2020 Superintendent of the Year and National Superintendent of the Year Finalist! (link)


Joy Antone was named the APS Assistant Principal of the Year at the APyeS Awards in Atlanta. Joy is a product of our Middle Grades (B.S.), and Ed. Leadership (M.Ed. & Ed.S) programs!


Congratulations to Emmie Meadows, the Bleckley County High School Teacher of the Year. View article

emmie meadows teacher of the year

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Bell for the Eatonton Kiwanis Club Kiwanian of the Year Award!

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Georgia College & State University graduates win Teacher of the Year in five local counties


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