Athens State University Reviews
Athens State University has a wonderful education department. Throughout my courses I was constantly required to observe in a large variety of schools as well as teach a lesson. The program made sure their students had experiences at every type of school, rural, suburban, charter, as well as schools with various socio-economical statuses. This ensured that I had as many experiences as possible in as many different settings as possible. Thus preparing me for my teaching career more than most other universities and colleges in the area; I had more experience than most to draw from before I ever did my student teaching. Most of my teachers were still either teaching in classrooms, or heavily involved in elementary and early childhood classrooms and this made them more knowledgeable as what was currently happening in the schools. The professors really make connections with their students and were always available whenever needed. My advisor even called me personally to be sure I was registered for the right classes-something my father (an English chairman at another university) shared with his colleagues at a department head meeting, stating this is what makes a great college. I cannot say enough how all the classroom experiences that Athens State made sure their students had prepared me to be the best teacher I can be. Not only the actual observing and hands on teaching was beneficial, the knowledge given in the classroom was also exceptional. Many teachers wrote their own supplemental material, and made sure that we had the latest research and study based knowledge on current events and best practices in education.
I attended Athens State while completing my BS in Technology Management. Overall I was very pleased with my experience at this school. I appreciated the fact that the Tech Mgt program accepted all of the credit I earned from my AAS degrees at Calhoun Community College. This allowed me to walk into the Tech Mgt program as a Junior. .
My experience at Athens State was very life changing. Meeting the students and professors really opened up my ideas about my life and future. I had such a great experience that after I graduated, I moved to Athens and now live right down the road from campus.