Winner of the 1998 University System of Georgia Excellence in Teaching Award
We invite you to join us as a student in one of the most dynamic departments at the University and in the state of Georgia. We provide our students with excellent preparation for many careers in education. We strive to build constructive and professional relationships with our students, who we consider to be future colleagues in the educational enterprises so important to our society.
What to Expect Upon Admission
- An initial meeting at which you will receive a detailed handbook, which covers the steps in acquiring a degree or certification in our programs.
- An ESC faculty member provides you with an overview of the program requirements and answers questions.
- You will then meet individually with a faculty advisor and plan a program of study, which is signed by you, the faculty advisor and the department chairperson.
- You will also receive support and encouragement for professional development from our faculty.
Our faculty members are involved in a broad range of activities including:
- The Coalition for the Study of Adult Literacy is currently conducting a large NIH funded research project on different approaches to teaching adult learners how to read better.
- The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project provides technical assistance to children and youth with deaf-blindness from birth through 21 years of age and to their families and service providers.
- Project SCEIs: Skilled Credential Early Interventionists. This project, funded by The Georgia Department of Human Resources, provides training throughout Georgia to those who serve infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
- The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, which provides clinical services to the university and public community.
- Two assistive technology labs, with one assistive technology lab specializing in physical and learning impairments and the second lab specializing in sensory impairments, augmentative communication and daily living skills.
Application or admission questions should be directed to the Office of Academic Assistance for the College of Education at 404-413-8000. For more information about our department and programs, please contact Sandy Vaughn at 404-413-8318.