Graduate and Certification Programs

Adam Kho teaching in front of a dry erase board

The College of Education & Human Development maintains and enhances our longstanding commitment to welcoming career changers. In 2010 we produced 555 teachers, of which 356 (64%) were part of non-traditional route programs such as our graduate level Master of Arts in Teaching programs or other post-baccalaureate programs.

Non-Degree Programs

The College of Education & Human Development provides non-degree opportunities for students who wish to:

  • obtain a certificate at the graduate level,
  • add an area of endorsement to a certificate,
  • obtain initial certification in educational leadership and special education,
  • take courses for enrichment.
A graduate certificate is designed to give you specialized knowledge that is less extensive than, and different from, a full graduate degree program. A certificate demonstrates that you have completed a planned, sequential program of study in a particular field of knowledge and that course of study has met the standards of the College of Education & Human Development and Georgia State University. We offer the following certificates:

Instructional Design & Technology
International Education
Literacy Coach
Online Learning Design and Development 
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Research in Education (must be enrolled in a doctoral program)
Quantitative Research in Education (must be enrolled in a doctoral program)

For Georgia educators, we offer endorsements in specific areas to recognize additional expertise. The following endorsements are recognized by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
K-5 Mathematics
K-5 Science
Special Education Preschool
Teacher Support and Coaching

The College of Education & Human Development offers several opportunities for students to apply as non-degree students and register for a maximum of 9 semester hours. Non-degree students are subject to the same academic regulations as degree-seeking students. Students wishing to pursue a degree program in the College of Education & Human Development after having taken courses as a non-degree student must apply for admission according to the requirements of the degree desired.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Comprehensive Intervention Model
Educational Psychology
Educational Research
English as a Second Language
Instructional Design & Technology
Mathematics Education
Mental Health Counseling
Middle Level Education
Reading, Language and Literacy Education
Reading Recovery
Science Education
School Counseling
Social Foundations of Education