checkbox Academics & Admissions

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Be Part of Our Success

We are a research-intensive, interdisciplinary department with 31 highly productive faculty. We’re also home to two, $10 million national research centers funded by the Institute of Education Sciences – one to study reading in children who are deaf and hard of hearing and one to study adult literacy – and a $2.6 million Research Innovation Hub funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study reading development in African-American children. In addition to these multimillion dollar grants, there are other funded research projects that keep ESC faculty at the forefront of creating innovative solutions to complex problems while providing many opportunities for you to become involved in ongoing research projects.

How to Apply

Prospective Applicants

Students interested in an undergraduate program must first apply and be accepted to Georgia State University. Apply to Georgia State 

Current Students

A second application is necessary to gain entrance into each professional program in the College of Education & Human Development. Select a program to view specific application requirements. Apply to an Education Program 

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We offer these fields of study:

Select a Program

We offer minors in educational psychology and special education as well as a concentration in human learning and development B.I.S.

Our programs include a Ph.D. in educational psychology, a concurrent program in educational psychology and a Ph.D. in education of students with exceptionalities.

We have programs in behavior/learning disabilities, communication sciences and disorders (including multiple concentrations), educational psychology and multiple and severe disabilities.

Our non-degree program prepares students seeking only teacher certification including a choice of multiple concentrations.

Department Contact

Call 404-413-8040 or e-mail Sandy Vaughn.

The department’s teaching certification programs are all approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation through ASHA. The courses for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination ® are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®