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Georgia State University

Department of Middle and Secondary Education

Atlanta, GA

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Overview

Georgia State University / Department of Middle and Secondary Education is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Social studies education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Reading, language and literacy education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science education Chemistry
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science education Earth science
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science education Physics
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science education Biology
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science education Broad field science
Master of Education (M Ed) Reading, language and literacy education Reading instruction
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Middle level education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Teaching and learning Teaching and teacher education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Teaching and learning Science education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Teaching and learning Mathematics education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Teaching and learning Social studies education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Teaching and learning Language and literacy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Teaching and learning Music education
Master of Education (M Ed) Science education
Master of Education (M Ed) Mathematics education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Social studies education Political science
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Social studies education History
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Social studies education Geography
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Social studies education Economics
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) English education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Mathematics education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Curriculum and instruction

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 81
Doctoral Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

175
Applied
102
Accepted
83
Enrolled
58%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; GACE I (for initial teacher preparation programs)
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree or equivalent, resume, goals statement, two letters of recommendation, minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5; proof of initial teacher certification in the content area (for M Ed)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, goals statement, writing sample, two letters of recommendation, minimum graduate GPA of 3.3, interview

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

371
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.74%
Black or African American 35.04%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 6.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.77%
Unknown 1.62%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teacher education in language and literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies in urban middle and secondary school settings; learning technologies in school, community, and corporate settings; multicultural education and education for social justice; urban education; international education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA  30302-3083
United States
Contact Dr. Dana L. Fox
Chair
Email: dfox@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-8060
Fax: 404-413-8063

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