Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Education (COE) at Athens State University! Athens State University is a dynamic public institution located in beautiful North Alabama and is an exciting place to be.

The College of Education at Athens State prides itself on preparing Educators for a Global Future. Our graduates are well equipped for success in today’s selective and demanding workplace. The College of Education has a strong reputation for the quality of our programs, our faculty, and our graduates.

The faculty of the College of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. COE students at Athens State have the opportunity to interact with faculty who have earned national and international recognition for scholarship.

We offer educational programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Physical, Special, and Technical Education and a number of Teacher Certification Tracks. Our programs are supported by field experiences and practicums which are an important component and which play a critical role in preparing candidates for their careers. Classes are offered in flexible formats that fit any schedule.

We invite you to join the COE Athens State University family and we encourage you to contact us if you have questions or wish to speak with an advisor. We look forward to working with you!

Dr. Lee Vartanian

Lee Vartanian, PhD

Dean, College of Education