Dean Paul Alberto at Commencement

Welcome from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University. The college has more than 50 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels for practitioners and researchers. Classes are offered in various in-person, hybrid and online formats. Our programs are designed for individuals who are interested in the teaching and human service professions. I encourage you to explore our website to review our programs and find the one that meets your career ambitions.

As part of an urban research university, members of the college engage in a range of scholarship which generates new knowledge through basic and applied research to address challenges presented in classrooms, clinics and community institutions. We are home to two national research centers – the Center for Literacy and Deafness, the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy – and a National Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub focused on learning disabilities among African American children in first through fifth grades. We house college research centers concerning school safety, pediatric locomotion, urban children, transnational and multilingual education, and stress, trauma and resilience. Our faculty also conduct teacher quality research across curriculum areas.

With partners in Georgia and Atlanta, we engage in outreach activities through the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic, After-School All-Stars Atlanta, the Principal’s Center, Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders, and the various programs of the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence – each of which work with school systems and community organizations to increase student achievement.

We invite you to contact us to discuss how these opportunities in the College of Education & Human Development will help you achieve your professional goals. We welcome you to join our community as we engage in efforts to move lives forward.

Paul A. Alberto, Ph.D.
Dean and Regents’ Professor