To get a better grasp of children’s health, College of Education & Human Development doctoral student Elgin Andrews is working with After-School All-Stars Atlanta — a program run by the Department of Kinesiology and Health that provides comprehensive after-school programs for at-risk students in the metro Atlanta area — to study how curriculum and policy can be geared toward urban youth to increase their overall health.
Tommy hopes the writing center he co-founded with a colleague at his current high school will help students thrive and become a space where they can not only share and learn from each other, but have a better appreciation and understanding of their own writing.
After returning to his hometown in Jackson, MS, Chaka says one of the best aspects of the M.Ed. in English Education program was its focus on pluralism and multiculturalism – two concepts he hopes to instill in his students.
Malika is a self-described math nerd who wants to travel the world and study how successful math teachers from other countries integrate math discourse in their classrooms as opposed to only focusing on the curriculum.
After 32 years of teaching math at the high school and college level, Geoff says he’s remained in the profession because he was called to do it and loves interacting with students to help them rise to the occasion.
After teaching special education elementary students for four years, Tiffany wanted to improve how she taught mathematics, so she returned to Georgia State for an M.Ed. in Elementary Education with a Mathematics Endorsement.
Kayla’s love of mathematics fueled her passion to become an elementary math educator. After receiving her M.Ed. in Elementary Education, she decided to pursue a doctorate in Early Childhood Education and hopes to teach the next generation of elementary math teachers.
After spending several years in the classroom as a high school English teacher, Sean transitioned into a Teacher Development Specialist after receiving his M.Ed. in English Education. As a testament to his successful tenure, his last group of high school students sent him off with this simple message, “we love you dad.”