The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ECE 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.
Every semester, the department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education has several assistantships available in the areas of teaching, administration, and research. Please see listing below for any specific assistantships available; please note that this listing is not comprehensive of all assistantships available.
Often, assistantships require attention to detail, and some prior experience is preferred. Please also see Georgia State’s Graduate Assistant Policy. To apply for any ECEE assistantship, including ones not listed here, please complete the application, and send it with a current vita to email@example.com. If your experience matches an open position, you will be contacted.
Student Organizations & Resources
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.
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.
GAE-SP (Georgia Association of Educators – Student Program) – 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.
Jumpstart – 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 lasting impact in their communities.
College of Education & Human Development Doctoral Fellows – a student organization that provides doctoral students with scheduled opportunities to network with fellow students, CEHD faculty and staff, and other departments and colleges at Georgia State University.