Highlights & Rankings
- 2012 Spirit of Partnership Award - The award comes for the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference Planning Committee. The award is presented in recognition of GSU’s persistent support and contributions to the annual PDS National Conference.
- 1st in Georgia and 8th in the United States in doctoral degrees in education conferred to African-American graduates, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2011)
- 1st in Georgia and 13th in the United States in doctoral degrees in education conferred to minority students, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2011)
- 1st in Georgia and 19th in the United States in master’s degrees in education conferred to African-American graduates, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2012)
- 10th in the United States in bachelor’s degrees in education conferred to African-American graduates, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2012)
- 10th Best in the United States in language and literacy faculty productivity, Reading Psychology (2008)
GSU Completers of Initial Preparation Programs
GSU Pass Rates – Title II Summary Reports
How Effective are Georgia State University’s Teacher Preparation Programs?
At Georgia State University, we believe educator preparation programs should be held to high standards. Our teacher preparation programs demonstrate that we prepare teachers who have a positive impact on children’s learning and development and who are committed to staying in the profession. We focus on collection and analysis of performance-based data to help us understand the answers to questions such as: What do our candidates know? Do their students learn? Are they employed and do they stay? Do their employers feel they are well prepared? By analyzing data at both the program level and for our entire preparation unit, we are able to document the effectiveness of our programs and continuously improve the way we prepare teachers to meet the needs of students.
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Professional Education Faculty
Each year, our Professional Education Faculty analyze data related to our effectiveness at preparing teachers, educational leaders, school counselors and psychologists, and other education specialists.
The Professional Education Faculty is a multidisciplinary team committed to teaching, research, and service in partnership with school and community agencies. It is comprised of faculty from the College of Education and from the College of Arts and Sciences and representatives of P-16 Partner Schools who are responsible for the preparing of educators at the inital and advanced levels. Its mission is to prepare educators as leaders, thinkers, and change agents who are grounded in theory, content, and practice.
Programs are proposed, provided, and evaluated in accordance with the PEF’s Conceptual Framework.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredits the Professional Education Faculty, and the State of Georgia Professional Standards Commission approves its programs.