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 have deep knowledge of their content and how to teach teach it, they understand the needs of students and are able to plan and differentiate instruction to meet students needs. 99% of our 2015-2016 initial teacher preparation candidates passed the edTPA performance assessment required for certification in Georgia. Our graduates are learner-ready on their first day in the classroom.
Our candidates take jobs in Georgia’s public schools and stay.
Workforce data indicate 94.5% of 2014 Georgia State completers who took jobs in Georgia public schools remained in the classroom the subsequent year. Of the 2013 completers, 83% were still in the classroom two years after graduation. Read more about our retention rates here.
The map below shows the patterns of employment for our graduates across the years 2010-2014 in different school counties across the state of Georgia. A total of 1,492 graduates in these five years took employment in Georgia public school systems.
Our candidates take jobs in high-needs urban schools.
For the years 2010-2014, of the GSU graduates who started teaching in Georgia Public schools, 80% or more took their first jobs in high-needs public schools (with 2011 being an exception year when 67% of our graduates who started teaching, worked in high-needs public schools). The two-years-out retention rate for graduates who started teaching in high-needs public schools in 2012 was 78%.
|GSU Cohort||% of Completers Taking Jobs in Georgia Public Schools||Retention Rates|
|One year||Two years|
Note: The numbers in this table represent unduplicated counts of graduates who may have completed multiple programs/endorsements.
|Total GSU Yield||Yield and Retention in High-Needs Schools|
|GSU Yield in High Needs Schools||one year||two years|
|2010||290||247 (85%)||221 (76%)||202 (70%)|
|2012||294||237 (80%)||253 (86%)||229 (78%)|
|2013||269||216 (80%)||187 (73%)|
*Note: High-needs schools have more than 50% children on free/reduced lunch rate or have more than 60% minority enrollment.
|Year of Completion||Number of Counties Hiring GSU New Teachers||Top 5 Counties Employing GSU New Teachers|
|2015||2015 Workforce data will be available in Fall of 2016|
|2014||25||DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, APS, Cobb/Clayton|
|2013||24||DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, APS, Cobb|
|2012||34||Fulton, Gwinnett, Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb|
|2011||33||Fulton, DeKalb, APS, Gwinnett, Cobb/Clayton|
|2010||30||DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, APS|
|GSU Graduates teaching in-field|
|Year||GSU Yield||Teaching in field|
- Data Summary Reports for Standards and Accreditation, Field Experience, Diversity
- Eduventures 2012
- PEF Clinical Partnerships and Induction Committee: 2015-16 data summary report
- PEF Assessment and Accreditation Committee: 2015-2016 data summary report