We offer opportunities to study abroad,
scholarships and funding resources
Urban Accelerated Certification and Master’s Program
- Through Juntos, a National Professional Development Grant funded by the Federal Department of Education, all UACM candidates with a signed three-year service agreement to teach in a high needs school will receive up to $10,000 in participant stipend/tuition assistance towards teacher certification and ESOL endorsement. For more information, please contact Nancy Schafer at email@example.com.
Collaborative Master’s Program, Educational Specialist and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Graduate Assistantships (see below)
- Other scholarships & fellowships
Future Immersion Teacher Fellowship
The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education is a partner with the FIT (Future Immersion Teacher) Fellowship. The FIT Fellowship is an initiative of the French government’s Dual Language Fund, launched by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation. Qualified French-speaking students enrolled in either the MEd in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education program or the ECEE Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement program may apply for this Fellowship. For more information, visit the FIT Fellowship website or contact Cathy Amanti, Ph.D.
Additional scholarships and work opportunities that can provide tuition support may become available as grants are awarded to departmental faculty. Please check with the department for more information.
Financial Aid Support
There are a variety of resources available to help you pay for graduate school depending on your financial situation.
- Please refer to our faculty profiles with research interests.
- Please refer to our additional fellowship opportunities offered by the College of Education & Human Development.
Teach Grants, Mentorships and Residency Programs
- TEACH grants — Provide funds in return for several years of service in schools that serve low-income communities, are for teaching in a field that is in high demand.
- Project SEED — Project SEED (Supporting Early Educator’s Development) provides an innovative, fully funded teacher preparation experience for professionals interested in earning a degree in Birth-Five.
- PSREMS — Preparing, Supporting and Retaining Elementary Mathematics Specialists in High-need Urban Schools (PSREMS) is a five-year project involving partnerships between Georgia State University, Gwinnett County Public Schools and the non-profit Corners Outreach that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- CREATE — CREATE supports the development of critical-consciousness, compassion and skill in Georgia State University teacher-candidates preparing to teach in Atlanta Public Schools.
The Pilcher Research Forum
The Pilcher Forum (named in honor of Dr. Lorene Pilcher, Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University) is a group of faculty and doctoral students in early childhood interested in sharing current research and professional practices in a social setting. The group meets each semester to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration on topics of current interest.
Early Childhood Graduate Student Collaborative
The Early Childhood Graduate Student Collaborative (ECGSC) is a mentoring and student council association for Early Childhood graduate students. ECGSC was established as an effort to provide support for graduate students’ development as students, researchers, educators, and scholars. Furthermore, the mission of the ECGSC is to provide a structured support system and collective voice among students and faculty. Some of the past and present initiatives sponsored by the Early Childhood Graduate Student Collaborative include (a) hosting meet and greet sessions to welcome new doctoral students to the ECEE department, (b) chartering of the organization, (c) sponsoring seminars such as Writing towards IRB Acceptance, (c) and mentoring new doctoral students.
This group supports aspiring teachers at Georgia State University and across the state of Georgia. Throughout the year this organization hosts lunch meetings with guest speakers talking about everything from classroom management techniques to applying for teaching jobs to international education. Additionally, GAE-SP promotes two service projects that support students and the field of education (e.g. collecting children’s books, collecting school supplies, etc.). Everyone is welcome to get involved and participate! Please visit our website for additional information.
This group is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. To support this mission, we bring college students and community volunteers together with preschool children in low-income communities for a full school year of individualized mentoring and tutoring. Jumpstart’s research-based curriculum is focused on building language, literacy, social and emotional skills in preschool children while providing our volunteers with a rewarding way to have a lasting impact in their communities.
The primary focus of this group is to connect doctoral students who share an interest in teacher education.
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
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The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers information to prospective students on all of the department’s programs and information on the application process and materials. Prospective students may contact the office by phone or email.