Public and private education colleges in Georgia include Augusta University, Clark Atlanta University, Columbus State University, Dalton State College, Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and Savannah, Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University in Macon, Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Piedmont College in Demorest, University of Georgia in Athens, University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, University of West Georgia in Carrollton and Valdosta State University.
In South Carolina, advanced degrees in education are offered at Anderson University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, Columbia International University, North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, Southern Wesleyan University in Central, University of South Carolina in Columbia and Winthrop University in Rock Hill.
There are many distance-learning colleges of education nationally including Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa.; Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio; Cambridge College in Boston; Capella University in Minneapolis; Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.; Concordia University in River Forest, Ill.; Drexel University in Philadelphia; Grand Canyon University in Phoenix; Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.; Northcentral University in San Diego, Ariz.; Northeastern University in Boston; Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Pepperdine University in Los Angeles; Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.; Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester; Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.; and Walden University in Minneapolis.
Compare your options. For example, some programs are less expensive than others. Some are comparatively close to home. Others offer specific programs that aren't available elsewhere. Some have less strict admission requirements.
Check for accreditations. Accrediting agencies include the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the National Council for Teacher Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and other organizations. Some of the nation's top-rated programs are ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report. Some are affiliated with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.