by Claire Miller
From the windows in the College of Education’s 10th floor conference room, students from North Atlanta High School could see the State Capitol, Underground Atlanta and other buildings that make up the Atlanta skyline.
Twenty-three students from North Atlanta’s special education program visited Georgia State University on Oct. 24, touring the COE building, the Sports Arena, the bookstore and the University Center.
Melissa Leontovich, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education who works with the COE’s student teachers at North Atlanta, conducted the tour of the college’s different departments and explained to students how the university is structured.
“I come to your school all the time and I’m so thrilled you could come to mine,” she told students when they arrived at GSU.
Lisa Oglesby, one of the special education teachers from North Atlanta, said the campus tour was one of the most compelling ways to show her students campus life.
“A visit like this gives a lot of our students the desire to go to college,” she said. “It’s great for them to see what it’s like to be here at GSU.”
For more information about the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, visit http://education.gsu.edu/EPSE/index.htm.