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.Teacher-Effectiveness-GACE-retention

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%.

Yield and Retention Rates for Completers from 2006-2011

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%)
2011 540 269 (50%)

Note: The numbers in this table represent unduplicated counts of graduates who may have completed multiple programs/endorsements.

Georgia County Distribution of Georgia State New Teachers

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

Number of Georgia State University Prepared Educators From 2006 - 2011 Working in Georgia Public Schools

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 Sources

  • Data Summary Reports for Standards and Accreditation, Field Experience, Diversity
  • Induction Committee Reports 2010-2011
  • Eduventures 2012
 
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