Savannah State Teacher Education Degree Program to Return in 2013

Savannah State University yesterday announced the reactivation of its teacher education undergraduate degree program. The program, which was transferred to Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1979 as part of a state higher ed desegregation plan, was cleared for reactivation in an effort to bolster S.T.E.M. preparation and development in the state.

Students will begin enrolling in 2013 and four bachelor’s degree programs will be available: biology and mathematics, both with concentrations in secondary education; and civil and electronics engineering technology, both with concentrations in secondary technology education. Classes will be held in recently renovated Morgan Hall, the former home of the institution’s old teacher education programs.

“It’s wonderful to have the program back,” said Jacquelyn Stephens, who was acting head of elementary education in 1979 when the teacher education program was moved. “Teacher education was really the heart and soul of Savannah State.” (Savannah Morning News)