Early Childhood Special Education

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The ECSE program at Georgia State University provides innovative certification, masters and doctoral programs for students interested in careers working with young children with disabilities from birth through age eight. Our graduates work in a variety of settings with young children with disabilities, including inclusive classrooms, special education classrooms, Head Start and home-based settings. Our graduates fulfill an array of roles in these settings, including lead teachers, assessment specialists, early intervention coordinators, family advocates and administrators. View the Early Childhood Special Education program handbook 2016 for further details or read our ECSE FAQ – June, 2016 for help.

 

We offer:

  • An urban setting that is inclusive and diverse
  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible part-time or full-time options
  • Online course offerings
  • Scholarships and graduate research assistantships
  • Endorsement to be highly qualified to teach reading

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What interests you?

Dehua Liu and Shaojun Zhang with Dr. Peggy Gallagher

Visiting scholars from China, Dehua Liu and Shaojun Zhang, with Dr. Peggy Gallagher

  • Certification, masters degree, doctoral program
  • Careers working with young children with disabilities and families
  • Add-on certification option for those with previous certification (e.g., special education, early childhood education, SLP)
  • Potential for a higher salary than certification alone

Ph.D. program: (Contact Dr. Sarah Hansen)

  • Careers in university teaching and research
  • Individualized program of study to meet your career goals

For information on financial aid and scholarships for all programs and graduate research assistantships contact:

Dr. Sarah Hansen
404-413-8331

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    Dining in Turkey
    Dr. Peggy Gallagher, GSU and Turkish colleagues at Bahcesehir University (BAU) in Istanbul.
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    Peggy Gallagher and GSU Colleagues
    New Trends in Education Conference held in conjunction with Bahcesehir University in Istanbul.
  • Group inTurkey
    New Trends in Education Conference
    New Trends in Education Conference held in conjunction with Bahcesehir University in Istanbul.
  • Peggy Gallagher in Sri Lanka
    Peggy Gallagher in Sri Lanka
    Fulbright assignment to develop a curriculum to train special education teachers in Sri Lanka; University of Kelaniya.