On September 16, 2002, the University of West Georgia and Georgia Highlands College embarked on a collaborative endeavor to offer a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education on the Georgia Highlands College campus in Rome, Georgia. Given that over 200 students have identified Early Childhood Education as their major at Georgia Highlands College, officials at both institutions collaborated to produce a successful proposal that was approved by the Board of Regents.

Interested students who are eligible for admission to the teacher education program at UWG and who have completed their associate's degree or core curriculum should contact Donna Harkins at 678.839.6066.