University of Georgia College of Education

University of Georgia College of Education Perennially ranked among the nation’s top research-extensive institutes, the College continues to be a center for innovative research, teaching and service projects of local, national and international interest.

As the first chartered state university in the country in 1785, the University of Georgia has a long and distinguished history in the development and dissemination of the nation’s intellectual, cultural and environmental heritage. One of the largest and most diverse institutions of its kind in the nation, the College offers 16 undergraduate majors and more than 34 graduate programs leading to careers as educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, researchers, educational and health-related specialists. The College offers numerous opportunities for research with highly cited faculty in its many centers, institutes and laboratories. Faculty in the College are ranked among the most productive researchers in the nation. Assistantships are available in many centers and laboratories conducting research in areas such as exceptional children, troubling behavior, assessment testing, literacy, urban and diversity education, family and child relationships, autism, stuttering, exercise science, health, physical education and sport studies. The College’s programs prepare graduates to work with individuals from infancy through adulthood in schools, community agencies, colleges and universities.

Mission: The mission of the College of Education at The University of Georgia is to enhance education, workforce development, health, and policy for the well-being of society through (a) the creation, communication and application of new knowledge; (b) preparation of scholars, researchers, educators and other professionals to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse, global, technological society; and (c) outreach initiatives engaged with matters related to the local community, state, nation, and world.

We're so proud of Marlaine Monroig, the 2019 recipient of the Latina Student Scholar Award from Division 35, Section III...
07/12/2019

We're so proud of Marlaine Monroig, the 2019 recipient of the Latina Student Scholar Award from Division 35, Section III, of the American Psychological Association.

The Latina Student Scholar Award honors the scholarly contributions of a student who has conducted research and/or scholarly work that advances the field of Latina feminist psychology. In addition to her winning abstract posted on the Section III webpage and in the Division 35 newsletter, the award will also allow Monroig to attend the APA Conference in Chicago!

Monroig is a doctoral student in the College's counseling psychology program.

This past week, campus got a little busier with the start of the last round of summer courses. Our fabulous communicatio...
07/12/2019

This past week, campus got a little busier with the start of the last round of summer courses. Our fabulous communication sciences and disorders cohort (class of 2021!) posed for a picture on their first day of class. 📚✏️💻

Tiffany Smith, a student in our online graduate certificate in dyslexia program, was featured in a UGA Online student sp...
07/11/2019

Tiffany Smith, a student in our online graduate certificate in dyslexia program, was featured in a UGA Online student spotlight! 👏👏

"The program has led me to a clearer understanding of learners with dyslexia and other reading disabilities, strategies to assist all students with developing early reading skills, especially phonemic awareness, and relevant practice in developing structured literacy plans and implementing with students."

Read more here! ⤵️

Our next #StudentSpotlight is educator Tiffany Smith, a University of Georgia College of Education alumni and current #online student, pursuing her Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia. She #CommitsTo championing her students every day!

📚Read more: https://hubs.ly/H0jL9Bg0

Shiyu Wang, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, recently received the 2019 Early Career ...
07/11/2019

Shiyu Wang, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, recently received the 2019 Early Career Researcher Award from the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT).

Her research on computerized adaptive testing aims to improve and enhance personalized assessment and learning in education.

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Edward Delgado-Romero, #UGACOE professor and associate dean, was recently featured in a #FocusonFaculty profile! "I teac...
07/10/2019
Focus on Faculty: Edward Delgado-Romero

Edward Delgado-Romero, #UGACOE professor and associate dean, was recently featured in a #FocusonFaculty profile!

"I teach out of a commitment to the material, and my favorite classes are those where the students focus on the intrinsic reward of learning rather than grades. Classes are just gateways to bigger things, and I like when I form relationships with students that span their careers."

Read more about his commitment to the classroom and community here: http://bit.ly/2NJRyar

Edward Delgado-Romero, a professor and associate dean in the College of Education, says his ideal student is someone who views the classroom as just the starting point to their learning.

#UGACOE alumna Haley Beach (BSEd '19) and #UGA alumna Amara Ede founded Hands In, an educational nonprofit that produces...
07/09/2019

#UGACOE alumna Haley Beach (BSEd '19) and #UGA alumna Amara Ede founded Hands In, an educational nonprofit that produces original works in American Sign Language, last year.

Deaf and hearing actors perform shows in ASL while off-stage actors voice lines for hearing members of the audience. Jordan Richey (BSEd '20), a communication sciences and disorders student, played the lead in their first production, "Nottingham."

Read more about this incredible organization here: http://bit.ly/2JxQoJs

Check out their upcoming production of "Wanderland" at the UGA Cellar Theatre, Jul 11 -14: https://www.handsinpresents.org/wanderland.html

The College of Education is looking for an outstanding communicator to join our fabulous team! Check out the job posting...
07/08/2019

The College of Education is looking for an outstanding communicator to join our fabulous team!

Check out the job posting at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/101434. For candidates who meet or exceed the qualifications outlined, please apply!

Happy Fourth of July, EduDawgs! 🎉🇺🇸
07/04/2019

Happy Fourth of July, EduDawgs! 🎉🇺🇸

07/02/2019
Lincoln English teacher on her job: 'I really love getting to know students and their families'

Sydney Clark Jensen (BSED ’13), an English/language arts teacher at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, was named Nebraska's Teacher of the Year for 2019.

"I really love getting to know students and their families. I love working in a place that’s so supportive and collaborative, so I know that teaching is the right fit for me long term.”

Congratulations, Sydney!

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Originally from the small dairy town of Eatonton, Georgia, Sydney Jensen, 28, will now represent Nebraska as 2019 Teacher of the Year. A delegation of state education officials on Thursday

Calling all teachers, students, librarians, faculty, authors, illustrators, and children's literature enthusiasts! Propo...
07/01/2019

Calling all teachers, students, librarians, faculty, authors, illustrators, and children's literature enthusiasts! Proposals for The Georgia Conference on Children's Literature will be accepted today through Oct. 1, 2019. Review past conference speakers and presentations and check out instructions for submissions here: http://bit.ly/2YgVgcn

Daniel Kirk (PhD ’08), an alumnus of the College of Education’s department of language and literacy education, was r...
06/28/2019

Daniel Kirk (PhD ’08), an alumnus of the College of Education’s department of language and literacy education, was recently named dean of Winona State University College of Education in Minnesota.

Kirk previously served as dean and professor of education at American University of Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as associate dean and professor at the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Kirk will bring both his leadership skills and expertise in international education policy to this new position.

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Congratulations to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019!Three incredible #UGACOE alumnae were honored this year: Colin Muething...
06/27/2019
UGA Alumni Association

Congratulations to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019!
Three incredible #UGACOE alumnae were honored this year:

Colin Muething (BSED ’07, MED ‘09) works with children with developmental disabilities at the Marcus Autism Center. He specializes in treating the most severe forms of problem behavior, such as aggression, self-injury, and destructive behaviors. In some cases, he treats children from across the country if other practitioners are unwilling or unable to work with these children. He is also an assistant professor at Emory University.

Cindy Quinlan (BBA ’02, MED ’03, EDS ’09) serves Gwinnett County Public Schools as an integrated entrepreneurship teacher. She led a solo international educator training in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria last year.

JaNae Taylor (MED ’03, PHD ‘07) owns her own psychotherapy practice, Taylor Counseling and Consulting. Her mental health podcast, "Minding My Black Business," has been downloaded 27,000 times and listened to in 38 countries. Dr. JaNaè Taylor

To the risk-takers, entrepreneurs and big-doers. We see you. Meet the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019! #AlwaysADawg #UGA40U40

#UGACOE is home to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and the School Psychology Clinic. Though the clinics are housed in ...
06/26/2019

#UGACOE is home to the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and the School Psychology Clinic. Though the clinics are housed in separate departments, they often work together to meet client needs.

Collaboration happens behind the scenes, so often parents don't even know it exists. But for graduate students learning how to diagnose learning difficulties, the cross-training that happens between clinics is invaluable.

“It’s nice when you can have interdisciplinary teams when you’re in a clinic,” says Yvette Bean, a third-year doctoral student. “The fact that I can go upstairs and get those questions answered is awesome.”

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Joel Ringdahl, an associate professor in the department of communication sciences and special education, was recently na...
06/25/2019

Joel Ringdahl, an associate professor in the department of communication sciences and special education, was recently named editor of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, a multidisciplinary journal published by the American Psychological Association that is committed to strengthening the interdisciplinary bond between behavior analysis and psychology.

Read more about Ringdahl's research here: http://bit.ly/2ZMytpg

A summer puppet show created by future teachers in Clarke County School District's ACCA Summer Work Ready program is jus...
06/25/2019

A summer puppet show created by future teachers in Clarke County School District's ACCA Summer Work Ready program is just one more way clinical assistant professor Morgan Faison is connecting today's youth with a career in teaching.

For the past year, Faison has served as a professor in residence at the Athens Community Career Academy, where she's connecting with students who have an interest in education and opening doors to help them thrive in their future careers.

Future Teachers in the ACCA Summer Work Ready Program
created a culturally diverse and relevant puppet show for their culminating project. They then performed it for the students at the Boys & Girls club and the Early Learning Center. It was a hit with everyone - kids and adults!

What if a pair of shoes was keeping you and your family from having a regular income and a safe place to live?After work...
06/24/2019

What if a pair of shoes was keeping you and your family from having a regular income and a safe place to live?

After working for Forsyth County Schools, Jamie Rife (M.Ed. '08) saw how many students hovered on the brink of homelessness due to small unmet needs—a pair of boots so a parent could work, for example. With the help of an Atlanta app developer, she's now helping connect these needs with community members who want to help.

“We wanted to build a way for the next generation to be generous,” she says.

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“My career was dedicated to music because I felt that all students deserved a first-quality music education experience...
06/21/2019

“My career was dedicated to music because I felt that all students deserved a first-quality music education experience. Music is not a frill, but a necessary component of a well-rounded education. As a universal language, music will follow students throughout their lifetime because it defines all cultures.”

Read more about Mary Frances Early's inspiring career in music education here: http://bit.ly/2RqrCP7 University of Georgia Online

#WorldMusicDay

Congratulations to Ashlee Perry (M.Ed. ’10, Ph.D. ’18) who was recently named Clarke County's Secondary Counselor of...
06/20/2019

Congratulations to Ashlee Perry (M.Ed. ’10, Ph.D. ’18) who was recently named Clarke County's Secondary Counselor of the Year and received the Golden Apple Award for her positive contributions to the Clarke County School District.

"I love the challenge of helping each student on my caseload discover what option(s) will be best for their lives. I take this charge seriously, and I hope to improve in my efforts every day."

From therapy to research, counseling psychology student David Stanley (Ph.D. '20) is committed to replacing fear and jud...
06/17/2019
Amazing Student: David Stanley

From therapy to research, counseling psychology student David Stanley (Ph.D. '20) is committed to replacing fear and judgment with new perspectives and common ground.

He was named mentor of the year for Clarke Middle School in 2017, mentor of the year for Clarke Central High School in 2018, and received the Arthur M. Horne Graduate Research Award in 2019.

For these reasons and more, he has been honored as a UGA Amazing Student. 👏👏 Read more here:

Ph.D. student is passionate about helping others and has a clear career path to pass on his knowledge and experience.

06/14/2019

Happy birthday, Mary Frances Early! The College of Education community loves celebrating you and all of your accomplishments.

#UGACOE students, alumni, and friends—to support our campaign to name the College for Mary Frances Early, visit: https://gail.uga.edu/mfe.

What advice would you give to your younger self? 🤔The UGA Career Center launched the alumni-student mentor program th...
06/13/2019
UGA launches alumni-student mentor program - UGA Today

What advice would you give to your younger self? 🤔

The UGA Career Center launched the alumni-student mentor program this week. Alumni, including faculty and staff, who are interested in participating can create a profile at mentor.uga.edu. The site will open for student sign-ups in August.

Housed in the Career Center, the UGA Mentor Program serves both students and alumni.

Congrats to #UGACOE alumna Chelsea Sexton (BSEd ’14), a science teacher at Kennesaw Mountain High School, who was rece...
06/11/2019

Congrats to #UGACOE alumna Chelsea Sexton (BSEd ’14), a science teacher at Kennesaw Mountain High School, who was recently named Georgia’s High School Science Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Science Teachers Association!

She teaches courses ranging from advanced research methods to AP environmental science while also serving as the magnet research coordinator and assistant swim coach. This fall, she is excited to start the next chapter of her life as a doctoral student in the College's department of mathematics and science education.

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the University of Georgia - Gwinnett Campus, and the College of Edu...
06/10/2019

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the University of Georgia - Gwinnett Campus, and the College of Education programs housed there, with a 2019 IMPACT Award.

The IMPACT Regional Business Awards recognize leading organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while also enhancing the area’s quality of life.

#UGACOE offers several graduate-level programs on the Gwinnett Campus, including a Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel services and master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees in educational administration and policy, learning, leadership and organization development, and professional school counseling.

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John Hope Elementary (Hope-Hill Elementary) | Wesley Avenue Elementary | Coan Middle School | Morehouse College | Spelma...
06/10/2019

John Hope Elementary (Hope-Hill Elementary) | Wesley Avenue Elementary | Coan Middle School | Morehouse College | Spelman (Spelman College-Official Site) | Clark Atlanta University

On her way to becoming a Georgia Groundbreaker, Mary Frances Early (MEd '62, EdS '71) was an exemplary student and beloved teacher and administrator.

To honor the many ways she has touched education and opened doors across Georgia, we have launched a campaign to name the College of Education for Mary Frances Early. If you would like to support this effort, click here: https://gail.uga.edu/mfe.

Mary Frances Early (MMED '62, EDS '71)
06/10/2019

Mary Frances Early (MMED '62, EDS '71)

#UGACOE alumna Janet Geddis (MED '06) was on On Second Thought this morning with some fellow booksellers talking about t...
06/06/2019

#UGACOE alumna Janet Geddis (MED '06) was on On Second Thought this morning with some fellow booksellers talking about their summer reading recommendations. What's on your list? 📚🤓

If you missed their segment, the full episode will be available here: http://bit.ly/2wGsfuy

On GPB's On Second Thought right now: Janet Geddis with Avid Bookshop in Athens from WUGA's studios. Join the discussion about great summer reads!

Triple Dawg and #UGACOE alumna Christina Spears holds bachelor's degrees in biology and science education as well as a m...
06/03/2019

Triple Dawg and #UGACOE alumna Christina Spears holds bachelor's degrees in biology and science education as well as a master's degree in science education. The National Association of Biology Teachers recently named her the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for the state of Georgia! Congratulations Christina!

North Oconee High teacher Christina Spears has been named the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) for Georgia! Each year, the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) recognizes an outstanding biology educator in Georgia who will also be recognized at their national conference this fall. Congrats to Ms. Spears! 🎉

“A lot of times I practice seemingly unnecessary things just because I want to detach myself from the mindset that eve...
06/03/2019

“A lot of times I practice seemingly unnecessary things just because I want to detach myself from the mindset that everything you do should be something that validates yourself in front of eyes of others, gets you ahead, gives you recognition or money, etc.”

Fulbright Scholar and #UGACOE student Mika Manninen (PHD '19) was featured in the latest issue of UGA Graduate! Beyond a robust academic career in kinesiology, Manninen is proficient in several languages, piano, code, and most notably - circus skills.

Read more about this remarkable student here:

Fulbright Scholar Mika Manninen (PHD '19) has taught circus skills to campers in Switzerland, speaks multiple languages, plays piano, & likes to code. He shares his thought on happiness & the importance of play in this issue of the UGA Graduate. http://gradmag.uga.edu/mika-manninen-on-health-true-wealth-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness/

Located on the second floor of Aderhold Hall, four multifunction huddle rooms featuring flat panel Smartboards, SmartKap...
05/31/2019

Located on the second floor of Aderhold Hall, four multifunction huddle rooms featuring flat panel Smartboards, SmartKapp whiteboard capture devices, and Mersive Solstice Pods for wireless screen sharing were installed last fall to support collaborative learning experiences.

These rooms can serve as a space to conduct research interviews, record podcasts, rehearse presentations, and most importantly, to foster a sense of community.

“Dean Spangler has a high priority in building community, and we see students writing things on the boards about their programs or about the College. It was like they were putting things on the board for future people in the room to see,” said Ralph Knapp, director of the Office of Information Technology in the College of Education, “It’s almost like graffiti in a way, and it seems to have helped this community building initiative.”

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The Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program recently received a $100,000 intensive domestic language scholarship...
05/29/2019
UGA Russian Flagship Program receives undergraduate, ROTC student support scholarships

The Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program recently received a $100,000 intensive domestic language scholarship, as well as scholarships from the Boren Awards and Project GO, to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students.

The program supports students for an entire academic year abroad in any Flagship-approved, Russian-speaking country.

“I’m so pleased that [students] have taken the initiative to be a part of the Russian Flagship program and for doing something that’s very different and rewarding,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “I’m sure [they] will look back on this experience and be pleased with their decision to go in this direction.”

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The program received a $100,000 intensive domestic language studies scholarship to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students.

Darris Means, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, was recently named ...
05/29/2019

Darris Means, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, was recently named a 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Faculty Fellow.

As a PSO Faculty Fellow, Means will continue his work with the Archway Partnership, helping underserved populations succeed in higher education.

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