Assistant Professor Stephanie Behm Cross received a Governor’s Office of Student Achievement scaling grant to extend a teacher residency program in Atlanta Public Schools (APS).
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development celebrated its most recent graduating class at its Fall Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Preferred developing courses vs. facilitating classes
Prior to applying to Georgia State’s Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) master’s program, I conducted face-to-face classroom trainings as a training specialist for about a year. I enjoyed my position, however I realized I preferred designing courses as opposed to facilitating classes. This came to light when… more »
Early Exposure to Educational Technology Leads to Career in Instructional Design [Alumni Case Study]
Interest in educational technology led to IDT degree
I started my career as a lab manager while I was an undergraduate at Southern Polytechnic State University (now known as Kennesaw State University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology), providing faculty with technology and development training. As the dot-com boom surged in the early 2000’s,… more »
I didn’t know the instructional design field existed
After graduating with a bachelor’s in Computer Science, I started a website and graphic design firm. I worked on ecommerce sites, flyers, promotional materials and event websites for about five years before deciding to pursue a master’s degree. Most of the projects involved training clients, which… more »
Once Callan realized her passion lie in shaping educational and health policies, she decided to pursue a degree that exposed her to a broader understanding of how social policies impact urban communities.
Inequities in educational system led to new career
I relocated from Minnesota to Atlanta in 2004 with my husband and children to be closer to family. Shortly after arriving, I started working as an environmental planner for Georgia State’s Department of Transportation. After three years, I began to do a lot of soul searching… more »
Family experiences sparked my interest in the field
After completing my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Alabama, I immediately enrolled in Georgia State’s CSD master’s degree program. My motivation to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist was fueled by an interest in special education. Some… more »
Multiple Field Experiences in Speech Pathology in Metro Atlanta Boosted Confidence [Alumni Case Study]
Academic adviser’s advice led to graduate program
Initially, I majored in psychology because I wanted a career in the helping professions. While I enjoyed the classes, I wasn’t sure I wanted to stay in that field, so I spoke to my academic adviser and she suggested a degree in speech-language pathology could be a… more »
Attracted by multidisciplinary view of education
My career in higher education administration started at a private university in Indiana as a recruiter due to some previous experience teaching recruitment best practices to other universities. While the role was ideal for someone interested in a career in higher education, I wanted the challenge of something… more »