PROSPECTIVE & CURRENT STUDENTS
We prepare students for the world of teaching.
Bradford and Patricia Ferrer Endowed Scholarship in Middle Childhood Education
This award honors a student majoring and excelling in middle childhood education.
- this award is intended for students who are currently enrolled in the College of Education & Human Development
- the recipient may include an undergraduate or graduate student preparing to be a teacher in middle/childhood education
- preference is given to qualified students with a demonstrated financial need preparing for a career in teaching
- priority is given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
For more information, contact Gwen Kearney at [email protected].
Master of Education in Mathematics Education Award
This award provides support to a student preparing to teach middle school mathematics and pursuing a master of education (M.Ed.) in mathematics education at the College of Education.
- applicants write a 500-word essay describing the importance of mathematics with a discussion on their theory of teaching
- essays will be used by Georgia State University staff to help determine the recipient
Contact Gwen Kearney at [email protected] for more information.
For more information on the College of Education & Human Development’s scholarships visit our Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships page.
Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
Graduate assistantships are available in departments and Colleges across campus including our department. Every assistantship differs according to the funding source; some may be for one semester only, others may be extended beyond one semester. The hours of employment, the amount of tuition paid, and any additional stipend offered may vary. You can apply for assistantships any time after you have been admitted to a program. Application information is provided to new students through our welcome ambassador program.
Our department is pleased to offer graduate assistantships for master’s level students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Recipients of research assistantships work closely with our faculty members for up to 20 hours per week, collaborating on research projects that frequently lead to presentations at professional meetings and publications.
In addition to a waiver of tuition, research assistantships provide stipends up to $2,000 for master’s students.
Financial Aid and Support
There are a variety of resources available to help you pay for graduate school depending on your financial situation.
Visit the Georgia State University Financial Aid website.
- Please refer to our faculty profiles with research interests.
- Please refer to our additional fellowship opportunities offered by the College of Education & Human Development.
Initial Teacher Preparation Program Resources
M.A.T. Program Admission Requirements
FAQs for New Students Pursuing the M.A.T. Degree Programs
GRE Resources at the GSU Library
MSE Program Materials
Practicum and student teaching placements for the B.S.E. in Middle Level Education and all M.A.T programs are managed by the Office of Field Placements (OFP) on the 3rd floor of the College of Education & Human Development building.
Please contact the Office of Field Placements, at [email protected] or 404-413-8152 with any inquiries.
About Field Placements
The field experiences vary among the B.S.E. and M.A.T. programs. Students will participate in practicum I and student teaching placements. In order to participate in the field experiences portion of the program, students must receive faculty approval and fulfill all prerequisite courses as outlined in their course of study.
Students will also be required to apply for a criminal background check through PreCheck and obtain TORT liability coverage. The pre-service teacher must receive approval for field experiences from their program coordinator prior to submitting an application for placement.
Provisionally licensed teachers accepted into the M.A.T. degree program are required to complete the online application for practicum and student teaching placements through the Office of Field Placements. Their current teaching position at their school will be their field experience and a Georgia State University supervisor will be assigned by the Middle and Secondary Education department administration. Provisional teachers must be teaching in the content and age level for which they are earning certification.
The practicum experiences (14 weeks) in the assigned school will vary between 16 hours per week (B.S.E. students) and 20 hours per week (M.A.T. students). The pre-service teacher will follow the assigned school’s calendar for holidays and vacation times. During practicum I, the intern will learn about the day-to-day experiences of planning and teaching in classrooms. During practicum II/III – student teaching (14 weeks x 40 hours per week), the student-teacher will function as “the teacher” with guidance from the assigned mentor teacher at the school. Field experiences are designed to resemble the actual responsibilities that teaching requires. Overall, the student-teacher will spend approximately 900 hours in their field experience setting(s).
Department of Middle and Secondary Education
Call us at 404-413-8060 | Email us at [email protected]
The Department of Middle and Secondary Education offers information to prospective students on our programs, the application process and the required materials to make an application. Prospective students may contact the office by phone or email.