Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Teacher Education Department

Department of Teacher Education

Chair: Desha L. Williams
Professors: Cynthia Alby, Rui Kang, Nancy B. Mizelle, Lyndall Muschell, Stacy Schwartz

Associate Professors: Nicole DeClouette, Olha Osobov, Joanne Previts, Stephen Stewart, Betta Vice, Stephen Wills

Assistant Professors: Roddran Grimes, Robert Sumowski

Instructors/Lecturers: Estelle Jacobs, Justina Jenkins, Miriam Jordan, Donna McNair, Patrice Spirou
Director of Partnerships and Placements: Claire Garrett
Director of Call Me MISTER: Emmanuel Little

Graduate Admissions Advisor: Shanda Brand

Certification Officer: David Ladd

Department Contact Information:
Chair, Desha L. Williams
Administrative Assistant, Ms. Bessie Storey, bessie.storey@gcsu.edu
CBX 071
Georgia College
228 Kilpatrick Education Center
Phone: (478) 445-4577  Fax: (478) 445-0692
Department Website: http://www.gcsu.edu/education/teached

  

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a major in Middle Grades Education;
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a major in Secondary Teacher Education with concentrations in:
    • Art
    • Biology
    • Business Education
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • French
    • Physical/Health Education
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a major in Special Education;

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a major in Early Childhood Education;

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a major in Middle Grades Education 
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a major in Special Education;

  • Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) with a major in Education with concentrations in:
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Middle Grades Education
  • Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) with a major in Special Education.

Certification

Students successfully completing the Middle Grades M.A.T. program for initial certification may be recommended for a level five (T5) Georgia Teacher's Certificate (4-8).

Students completing the M.Ed. with a concentration in Early Childhood or Middle Grades Education may request level five (T5) certification through their school boards or directly through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Ga PSC).

Students completing the Ed.S. in Education with concentrations in Early Childhood or Middle Grades Education may request level six (T6) certification through their school boards or directly through the Ga PSC.

The M.A.T. in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) program provides preparation for initial level 5 Georgia Teacher’s Certificate (T5).

Students successfully completing the M.A.T. Special Education program for initial certification may be recommended for a level five (T5) Georgia Teacher’s Certificate (P-12).

Students completing the M.Ed. in Special Education may request level five certification through their school boards or directly to the PSC

Students completing the Ed.S. in Special Education may request level six certification through their school boards or directly to the PSC.