The Office of Educational Access and Success is committed to Georgia having world-class teachers and leaders in all schools. To that end, the office supports and leverages campus development and implementation of a range of educator preparation programs, faculty involvement with school improvement, high school to college transition initiatives, and research on effective practices to meet state needs.
Four goals guide the work of the Office of Educational Access & Success:
- To lead USG efforts to remove barriers to postsecondary education for all students and support their readiness to succeed.
- To lead USG efforts to improve retention and progression in order to increase postsecondary completion for all students.
- To foster excellence and innovation in USG educator preparation programs to produce highly effective educators to meet the needs of Georgia’s schools.
- To facilitate and strengthen collaborative partnerships to develop grants, conduct research, disseminate knowledge and practice, and inform policy.
The Office serves a primary role in implementing goals of the Alliance of Education Agency Heads.