COE Fall Convocation @ Rialto Center for the Arts
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

While the University Commencements signify the official conferral of degrees, the College of Education Fall Convocation, a pre-commencement ceremony, is an opportunity for the college to recognize its graduates and celebrate its students’ achievements.

Spring Convocation @ GSU Sports Arena
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Graduation ceremony for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 College of Education graduates.

Urban Education Think Tank application deadline
Sep 2 all-day

The Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence’s Urban Education Think Tank (UETT) is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The think tank is a research-based, self- contained academic community whose membership is reflective of several disciplines and whose scholarship focuses on questions and solutions related to urban education.  The UETT promotes and facilitates scholarship, leadership and empowerment through critical research that focuses on urban education.  The mission of the UETT is to develop scholars who engage in urban education research and service that embraces cultural consciousness, social justice, community development and transformation.

Membership is open to any doctoral student interested in research and scholarship in urban education or a related field.  Preference will be given to students who are actively working on dissertation research.  Members of the think tank are provided access to Crim Center resources (e.g. programs and partnerships) and will receive limited funding for travel. Applications are due by Sept. 2, 2014.

Click here to download the application.

College of Education Fall Convocation 2014 @ Georgia World Congress Center
Dec 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The College of Education’s Fall Convocation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W., Atlanta).

This ceremony will be part of Georgia State University’s Commencement Day celebrations. More information about Convocation, including details on how to RSVP, can be found at

Doctoral Dissertation Support Grant Application Deadline
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Applications for the College of Education Doctoral Dissertation Support Grant are being accepted through March 2. 2015. All COE doctoral students who have an approved prospectus may apply for this grant. The COE will award a maximum of five grants for $1,000 each depending on the quality of proposals and availability of funds. Awards may be used for research expenses, including purchase of manuscripts through interlibrary loan, software, data collection expenses, professional travel and any other expenses that are allowed by Board of Regents accounting rules and as approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. All funds awarded must be spent within this fiscal year (ending June 30) unless otherwise approved by the Associate Dean.

In order to qualify for this award, all supporting documentation must be submitted by e-mail to by 5:00 p.m. March 2 for the Spring and Summer cycle. All information should be submitted as one PDF document in the order indicated below. The Committee on Research and Scholarship will review all applications and recipients will be chosen and notified within one month after the deadline.

For more information, please contact Walt Thompson at 404-413-8365 or