Andrew College adds program to help literacy

Andrew College adds program to help literacy
Andrew College in Cuthbert. (Source: Andrew College)

CUTHBERT, Ga. (WALB) - Andrew College announced Wednesday that the institution is launching a new bachelor of science program with a standalone K-12 reading endorsement.

The new program was approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and will be available starting in the fall semester 2021.

“We received confirmation to offer the bachelor of science in elementary education by our institutional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in February 2020. In October 2020, Georgia Professional Standards evaluated the program and made a recommendation that Andrew College move forward with the program, which received final approval at their board meeting on Dec. 10,” according to Andrew College Academic Dean, Dr. Karan Pittman.

Andrew College President Dr. Linda Buchanan said that the new program is important to meet a critical need for reading skills.

“We are so excited about offering this degree. We know how critically important reading proficiency is for our children, and the gaps in that ability that must be filled in order for children to succeed in school and life,” Buchanan said. “We are looking for students with a passion for teaching children in rural areas, with a particular passion for instilling a love of reading.”

Andrew College is accredited by the SACSCOC to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees.

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