Producing Educators for Georgia Schools
Principals rate our graduates as strong.
We consistently receive high marks from the administrators who employ our graduates.
Our candidates and graduates are well prepared.
Our candidates rate their preparation programs highly. More than 87% of our alumni from 2006-2011 felt prepared by their Georgia State program.
Our candidates take jobs in Georgia’s public schools and stay.
Over the last five years the economic situation in Georgia has resulted in teachers delaying their retirements and in school systems increasing class sizes. These factors have led to fewer job opportunities for newly prepared teachers. In 2007, more than 80% of our graduates took jobs in the year immediately following graduation. This number has decreased since that time with about 50% of our graduates taking jobs upon program completion in 2011.
Workforce data indicate 94% of 2010 Georgia State completers who took jobs in Georgia public schools remained in the classroom the subsequent year. Read more about our retention rates here.
Our candidates take jobs in high-needs urban schools.
Of graduates from 2007-2008, more than 70% of graduates from Georgia State programs started teaching in high-needs urban schools. Three years after graduation, the retention for Georgia State University teachers working in high needs schools was 80%.
|Cohort||Total||Yield Rate||Retention Rates|
|One year||Two years|
|2006||497||301 (61%)||286 (95%)||272 (90%)|
|2007||427||340 (80%)||319 (94%)||299 (88%)|
|2008||384||279 (73%)||260 (93%)||243 (87%)|
|2009||326||196 (60%)||175 (89%)||166 (85%)|
|2010||555||334 (60%)||314 (94%)|
Note: The numbers in this table represent unduplicated counts of graduates who may have completed multiple programs/endorsements.
|Year of Completion||Number of Counties Hiring GSU New Teachers||Top 5 Counties Employing GSU New Teachers|
|2011||32||Fulton, DeKalb, APS, Gwinnett, Cobb|
|2010||38||DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Fulton, APS|
|2009||21||Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, APS/Henry|
|2008||33||Fulton, DeKalb, APS, Gwinnett, Cobb|
|2007||32||Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton, APS, Cobb|
|2006||33||Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb, APS, Cobb|
Number of Georgia State University Prepared Educators From 2006 – 2011 Working in Georgia Public Schools
Source: GSU Teachers by School District – 2006-2011 for GSU alumni that serve schools and communities across the state.
- Data Summary Reports for Standards and Accreditation, Field Experience, Diversity
- Induction Committee Reports 2010-2011
- Eduventures 2012