100% of our students pass the GACE, Georgia’s state-approved educator certification assessment.
The College of Education & Human Development is 1st in Georgia and 5th in the nation for conferring bachelor’s degrees in education to African-American students.
The College of Education & Human Development is ranked No. 40 in the 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate education programs.
“Georgia State’s College of Education & Human Development prepares its students to think critically about the most pressing questions facing their fields today. Through our research and community engagement, we address the diverse needs of the students and families we serve and are dedicated to moving lives forward.”
Paul Alberto, Dean
CEHD alumni in 108 countries, including every U.S state, territory and the District of Columbia
New teachers, leaders and other school professionals produced by the CEHD each year
Spring 2021 Georgia State educator programs received this Preparation Program Effectiveness Measure (PPEM) rating from Georgia Professional Standards Commission — the highest possible rating
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 it; they understand students’ needs and are able to plan and differentiate instruction to meet those needs. 100% passed the GACE exam, required for certification in Georgia. Our graduates are learner-ready on their first day in the classroom.
Not only do our candidates take jobs in Georgia public schools, they stay.
In 2019, 100% of Georgia State University’s completers of initial preparation programs were employed as teachers and 85% were employed in urban high need schools.
The college is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta offering access to cultural, educational and sporting experiences.
Our graduates are well prepared in their areas of expertise and find internships and employment throughout the state of Georgia in various fields of education and human development. We consistently prepare educators who graduate CEHD and serve students throughout Georgia.
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to view the number of Georgia State
CEHD alumni by county in the last five (5) years.
|Completion||Completers||Employed||Teaching in UHNS*||Retention
1 Yr Out in UHNS*
2 Yrs Out UHNS*
3 Yrs Out UHNS*
|2015||349||292 (84%)||195 (67%)||190 (97%)||183 (94%)||174 (89%)|
|2016||270||220 (81%)||150 (56%)||148 (99%)||137 (91%)||122 (81%)|
|2017||257||204 (79%)||152 (75%)||149 (98%)||136 (89%)|
|2018||275||230 (84%)||181 (79%)||172 (95%)|
|2019||261||260 (100%)||221 (85%)|
*Note: High-needs schools have more than 50 percent of children on free/reduced lunch rate or have more than 60 percent minority enrollment.
*UHNS = Urban High Needs Schools
|Year of Completion||Number of Counties Hiring Georgia State New Teachers||Top 5 Systems Employing Georgia State New Teachers|
|2020||27||Fulton, Gwinnett, APS, DeKalb, Cobb|
|2019||26||DeKalb, Fulton, APS, Gwinnett, Cobb|
|2018||27||DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, APS, Cobb|
|2017||25||Gwinnett, DeKalb, APS, Fulton, Cobb|
The two PEF committees: Assessment and Accreditation, as well as Clinical Partnership and Induction, examine data on the effectiveness of our candidates all our educator preparation programs. The committee reports for the year 2018-2019 are attached below.
Percentage of Baccalaureate or Post Baccalaureate Completers
- Post Baccalaureate - 59.05%
- Baccalaureate - 40.95%
Three-year Trend of Total Completers
Teacher Preparation Program Characteristics
- Average Entry GPA – 3.21
- Average Exit GPA – 3.66
- Average Hours of Student Teaching – 1122
- Average Years Experience of Mentor Teachers – 144
Employment by Area
- Athens – 0.4%
- East – 0%
- Metro Atlanta – 92.1%
- Middle – 0.4%
- Northeast – 0.5%
- Northwest – 1.8%
- Southeast – 0.5%
- Southwest – 0.1%
- West – 14.2%