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Congratulations to Dr. Tiffany Franklin

We would like to congratulate alumna Tiffany Franklin! She has accepted a new position as assistant principal at Beecher Hills Elementary School in SW Atlanta. Beecher Hills is a Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school. The school was built in 1958.

Franklin completed our Add-On Leadership program in spring 2016. She received her bachelors… more »

Social Foundations graduate named superintendent

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, Social Foundations graduate, was recently named superintendent of Henry County Schools. She is Henry County’s 15th superintendent and replaces Rodney Bowler.

Davis comes from the Cobb County School District, where she worked as chief academic officer for three years. A story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported her… more »

RMS students successfully defend their dissertations

Congratulations to two nearly made Ph.D. students who successfully defended their dissertations.

The two students in the Research, Measurement and Statistics (RMS) program are Jieru Chen and Erica Edwards.

Edwards presented her dissertation titled, “(Bad) girls: Black girls’ and school administrators’ perceptions of re-entry after exclusionary discipline through a womanist approach to narrative inquiry.… more »

Dr. Ryan Maltese awarded a fellowship with the University Innovation Alliance

Dr. Ryan Maltese, 2016 Ph.D. graduate in Social Foundations, was awarded a fellowship with the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) as a project director/UIA fellow.

Maltese states, “I am actually really excited and happy about the new role. It’s a lot of work (moving parts galore), but it’s super challenging and really pushing me to bring… more »

The CEEDAR Center honors Sheryl Cowart Moss

The CEEDAR Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Spotlight honors Dr. Sheryl Cowart Moss, among others from GSU, for exemplary progress in teacher preparation reform.

CEEDAR writes, “program review and continual improvement is no easy feat. Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development professionals are taking an innovative and organic approach to engaging faculty… more »

GRE no longer required for M.Ed. Educational Leadership program

Posted On November 29, 2016
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No GRE required for M.Ed. Educational Leadership program and 22 other education master’s programs

In an effort to remove barriers to applicants applying to the College of Education & Human Development graduate programs, with a primary focus on its educator preparation and teacher leadership master’s programs, a university special committee, appointed by the Associate Provost… more »

EPS doctoral student wins grant

Erica Edwards is the proud recipient of one of the Georgia State University dissertation grant awards. The award is in support of her work with black girls suspended, expelled or involved in juvenile courts and their school re-entry processes. Edwards studies with the RMS unit in our department.

“This work allows me to combine my… more »

Congratulations to our students on their GERA award!

Congratulations to two of our students, Thais Council and Adrian Neely. Their co-authored paper received the Georgia Educational Research Association Outstanding Student Research Award (GERA).

The paper titled, That was Then, This is Now: A Comparative Analysis Juxtaposing Brown versus Board of Education with the Opportunity School District, won on October 7, 2016.

Council… more »