A student helps a young child read

The College of Education & Human Development serves not only our students, but the community as well. Through our community service, we reach people across the state of Georgia with after school programs, literacy clinics and other services. Our Office of Continuing Education offers classes to professionals who want to enrich their skills to meet the challenges of modern work environments.

Community Services

Our programs are designed to provide intensive and comprehensive learning opportunities that improve student progress and teacher quality and performance. Click on each title to learn more about the program.

Funded by over $1 million annually, the After-School All-Stars program was developed over a decade ago to provide a comprehensive after school program for middle school students living in the inner city of Atlanta. The program has now grown to include nine separate and distinct sites both in Atlanta and in the near suburbs. Students are engaged in sports and recreation, homework assistance, tutoring (including standardized test preparation), technology, the arts, and project-based learning experiences. Nearly 2,000 children participate in this five days a week, 3 hours per day after school and summer program.


The Center, housed in the College of Education & Human Development, works in partnership with school systems, parents, students, and community organizations to increase efforts toward the improvement of life-long learning and development for members of urban areas. The Center develops and generates research-based materials for use in teacher training and for teaching pupils at various grade levels.
Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence

The Child Development Program, a part of the College of Education & Human Development, is comprised of two locations, the Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center and the Capitol Hill Child Enrichment Center. The centers play a vital role in University research efforts, supports and develops teacher education programs, offers an ideal setting for students from a variety of disciplines to learn about young children through observation, interaction and research, and provides a model of "best practice" for Georgia's early learning professionals at all levels of the professional ladder.

Child Development Program

The Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) is a professional association of public school superintendents who preside over Georgia's urban, rural and suburban school districts.

GA School Superintendents Association

The Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development recognizes the need for teachers and students to be able to perform academically, economically, and professionally on an international level.

Office of International Programs

The Principals Center provides practicing and aspiring school leaders with learning and networking opportunities designed to develop their capacity to create schools that work for all children.


Reading Recovery provides a system-wide, short term, cost effective, scientifically-based early intervention program for young children at risk of reading failure. Utilizing a three-tiered approach that includes teachers, teacher leaders, and university trainers, the Georgia State University Regional Reading Recovery Training Center provides initial graduate level study and long-term professional development for school district personnel in systems implementing this early intervention program.

Reading Recovery Program

Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders is an academic enrichment program offered by the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University for Kindergarten through 8th grade gifted and talented children in the metro Atlanta area. Classes are held on the downtown main campus from 9 a.m. to noon on 5 consecutive Saturdays throughout the year. Atlanta area educators teach a variety of enrichment classes, ranging from the fine and applied arts to math and science, designed to challenge participants at all levels (K- 8th grade).

Saturday School

The goal of the clinic is to provide exceptionally high quality services to clients with a wide array of communication difficulties. We see individuals of all ages (1-90 years of age) for screenings, evaluations, and individual or small group therapy. In therapy, all clients have personalized goals designed to meet their communication needs. We have well-designed facilities and access to a wide selection of materials and technology for use in evaluation and therapy sessions. We also have well-equipped observation areas for family members.

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Our goal is to address the literacy needs of kindergarten through 12th grade students in the metro-Atlanta area while providing practical experience to Georgia State students training to be literacy leaders in their schools.

Urban Literacy Clinic