"After serving in the military I chose Gainesville State College as the school to get me started in a career in early childhood education. I was able to work and go to school full-time because of the flexible hours GSC offers. The advisors always worked with me in a timely manner and took the time to listen to my concerns. Gainesville State College offered me everything I needed to be successful in my education. "
Gabe Espinoza, Teacher at Centennial Arts Academy
It is the mission of the Gainesville State College, School of Business, Education, Health, and Wellness (BEHW) to further the well-being, economic, and social advancement of our students by providing excellent undergraduate general education and programs leading to Certificate's, Associate's and Baccalaureate degrees.
To create an environment where individuals take ownership in creating conditions that foster a positive and engaging learning environment so that the School of Business, Education, Health and Wellness will be recognized locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a leader in motivating students and faculty to integrate creative ideas and alternative approaches to their teaching and learning activities.
To successfully accomplish our mission, the School of Business, Education, Health, and Wellness has the following objectives:
- To further the well-being of our students through physical development and to guide them to plan and execute a lifelong wellness program.
- To provide baccalaureate programs in Early Childhood Care Education and Early Childhood Education and to increase the number of highly qualified birth through grade five teachers in Northeast Georgia.
- To offer selected four year degree programs relevant to area employment needs and the interests of students.
- To offer cooperative Associate of Applied Science Degrees which allow for successful articulation of students to the University System from the Technical College System.
- To offer lower-division courses and/or associate degrees that prepares students to smoothly transition to four year colleges and universities.
- To maintaining a diverse and strong accredited paralegal program in producing competent paralegals to work effectively and efficiently with attorneys, clients, and the public.
- To develop curricula designed to meet the educational needs of students across geographic boundaries.
- To enhance education by supporting faculty and students to provide services to social, civic, cultural, corporate, and education organizations.