98% percent of our students pass the edTPA, a national assessment for teacher candidates.
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. 41 in the nation in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report magazine survey of “Best Graduate Schools.”
“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 26 countries, including every U.S state, territory and the District of Columbia
New teachers produced by the CEHD each year
Passage rate by the CEHD’s initial teacher preparation candidates on the edTPA performance assessment required for certification in the state of Georgia
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. Ninety-nine percent of our 2017-2018 initial teacher preparation candidates passed the edTPA performance assessment required for certification in Georgia and 100% passed the GACE exam. Our graduates are learner-ready on their first day in the classroom
Our candidates take jobs in Georgia’s public schools and stay.
|GSU Completers of Initial Preparation Programs|
|Completion Year||Completers||Employed as Teachers|
|Completers||Employed as Teachers||Teaching in Urban High Needs Schools||Retention
1 Year Out Urban High Needs Schools
2 Years Out Urban High Needs Schools
3 Years Out Urban High Needs Schools
|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.
|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.
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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%