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UrbanEd Podcasts – Special Education

The UrbanEd Podcast is intended for prospective graduate students wanting insights into how Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development moves the lives of children and adults forward in education, human development and health-related fields.

The podcasts below feature students, alumni and faculty discussing the College of Education & Human Development’s special education programs.

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Before discovering his passion for teaching special education, Marcus served his country for six years in the Army, worked in corporate for a major communications company, parked cars as a valet and taught kindergarten as a paraprofessional.

* Marcus Copeland is an alumni of the Master of Education in Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders.

Established in 2009 by a $13.5M Department of Education five year grant, the Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NET-Q) was developed to prepare and retain teachers for high-need subjects in high-need schools in urban and rural settings. Partners included six metro-Atlanta school systems, four Georgia colleges, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.

Nicole is the first in her family to graduate from college, and successfully complete a master's degree. Learn how she stayed the course and discovered her love for teaching special education students.

* Nicole Houston is an alumni of the Master of Education in Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders.

After earning a bachelor's from Spelman College, Malinda discovered her passion for teaching while substituting at an elementary school. Once she gets more teaching experience under her belt, she plans to pursue a doctorate degree so she can train future special education teachers.

* Malinda Hinton is an alumni of the Master of Education in Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders.

As a novice special education elementary teacher in Cobb County, Shaleece has already proven she's at the top of her game when it comes to creating a challenging and positive learning environment in her classroom.

* Shaleece Long is an alumni of the Master of Education in Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders.

Rachael, a special education elementary teacher, wants to pursue a doctorate degree to research students exhibiting a high IQ and co-existing learning disability because they are often under identified and underserved in the schools.

* Rachael Mendel is an alumni of the Master of Education in Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders.