University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education

University of Georgia Mary Frances Early 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.
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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 Mary Frances Early 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.

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 cel...
02/08/2020

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 celebration!

Each day this week, we will highlight one of the 5️⃣ businesses run by #MFECOE alumni.

5️⃣ The Southern Coterie | Cheri Leavy (BSED ’97)

The Southern C is an online resource for Southern creatives and entrepreneurs to create, connect and collaborate. ✨

UGA Alumni Association #Bulldog100
🔗: alumni.uga.edu/b100/

“I am honored to provide the keynote address for such a special occasion. Ms. Mary Frances Early paved the way for mysel...
02/07/2020
Albany State president to give Mary Frances Early Lecture

“I am honored to provide the keynote address for such a special occasion. Ms. Mary Frances Early paved the way for myself and many others at the University of Georgia. Her courage and bravery continue to serve as an inspiration.”

Marion Ross Fedrick will deliver the 20th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture at the ceremony naming the College of Education in Ms. Early’s honor. The event will take place Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center.

Albany State University #MFECOE

The event will take place Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in UGA's Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 cel...
02/07/2020

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 celebration!

Each day this week, we will highlight one of the 5️⃣ businesses run by #MFECOE alumni.

4️⃣ FTM Travel & Fairy TripMother | Christy Shadday (BSED ’93)

FTM Travel is a boutique travel agency that specializes in booking vacations for all things Disney. 💫

UGA Alumni Association #Bulldog100
🔗: alumni.uga.edu/b100/

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 cel...
02/06/2020

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 celebration!

Each day this week, we will highlight one of the 5️⃣ businesses run by #MFECOE alumni.

3️⃣ Buckhead Beans | Matthew Ades (AB '94, MEd '96)

Established in 2014, Buckhead Beans delivers fresh, locally roasted artisan coffees and organic teas to offices in the Atlanta area. ☕️

UGA Alumni Association #Bulldog100
🔗: alumni.uga.edu/b100/

Cynthia Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and pract...
02/05/2020

Cynthia Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice, is the recipient of the 2019 Taylor & Francis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education by the American Educational Studies Association.

Each year, the award is presented to an individual who has published significantly influential works, excels in mentorship, provides leadership and growth to the academic field, and has a reputation in educational foundations.

🔗: http://bit.ly/2UpUQB7

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 cel...
02/05/2020

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 celebration!

Each day this week, we will highlight one of the 5️⃣ businesses run by #MFECOE alumni.

2️⃣ BOS Security, Inc. | Nathan Carmack (AB '67, MEd ' 72)

Established in 1993, BOS Security specializes in providing both human security guards and virtual guarding for clients across the country. 👮‍♀️

UGA Alumni Association #Bulldog100 🔗: alumni.uga.edu/b100/

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 cel...
02/04/2020

This Saturday, the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni will be honored at the Bulldog 100 celebration!

Each day this week, we will highlight one of the five businesses run by #MFECOE alumni.

1️⃣ ADD's Personal Care Pharmacy | Rachel Florence (BSEd '05)
Established in 1961, ADD's is known for its old-fashioned lunch counter, variety of gifts, USPS postal service and medical care. The pharmacy takes pride in providing friendly and personal service.

Read more about Rachel and her fellow honorees here: https://alumni.uga.edu/b100/

UGA Alumni Association #Bulldog100

The Georgia First Generation Foundation recently named their leadership award in honor of Bobby Gueh, a Ph.D. candidate ...
02/03/2020

The Georgia First Generation Foundation recently named their leadership award in honor of Bobby Gueh, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of counseling and human development services at #MFECOE.

Bobby Gueh has been a school counselor for 17 years, currently for Gwinnett County Public Schools. His research focuses on the experiences of Black male school counselors.

“We plant seeds in young people and we never know how those seeds will grow. For them to reach back out and honor me, that was a blessing,” Gueh said.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2v4kd0F

02/03/2020

Check out that new profile pic! 👀 #MFECOE

Get your exclusive Mary Frances Early College of Education merch now through Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.! bit.ly/MFECOEMERCH

The official naming ceremony for the College is Feb. 25. More information here: http://bit.ly/3b9ArXd

University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education
02/03/2020

University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education

#BlackHistoryMonth is a time to remember the leaders and reflect on the legacies of the civil rights movement. We have a...
02/01/2020

#BlackHistoryMonth is a time to remember the leaders and reflect on the legacies of the civil rights movement.

We have a historical month ahead of us at #UGACOE, as we are just 25 days away from the official naming ceremony for the Mary Frances Early College of Education. #MFECOE

Celebrate with a gift in honor of the naming here: http://bit.ly/2tLgxAj

Young alumni can make a difference. Check out this #MyCommitment profile featuring Daniel Schoon (BSEd '17, BS '17) and ...
01/31/2020

Young alumni can make a difference.

Check out this #MyCommitment profile featuring Daniel Schoon (BSEd '17, BS '17) and Marques Dexter (MS '09, Ph.D. expected '20)! UGA Alumni Association UGA Honors Program

Daniel Schoon (BSED ’17, BS ’17) supports the Mary Frances Early College of Education Endowment Fund to provide current students like Marques Dexter (MS ’09) with the same financial resources he received as a student.

Not only is Marques a Ph.D. student, he’s also an alumnus and a donor. Together, Marques and Daniel are making a difference and changing the world. One at a time.

Read their stories: t.uga.edu/5Bf

Get your Mary Frances Early College of Education exclusive merchandise now until Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.! Go to bit.ly/MFECOEM...
01/31/2020

Get your Mary Frances Early College of Education exclusive merchandise now until Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.!

Go to bit.ly/MFECOEMERCH to place your order. #MFECOE

COE STUDENTS - Check out COE Connection on Monday for another pick-up opportunity!

"I’m passionate about making sure that every student within my classroom is loved, valued and challenged no matter their...
01/24/2020
Amazing Student: Janelle Hampton

"I’m passionate about making sure that every student within my classroom is loved, valued and challenged no matter their background."

Early childhood education major Janelle Hampton (BSEd '20) is this month's UGA Amazing Student! 🎉

Read the full Q&A here: http://bit.ly/2NXwTx1
UGA Honors Program

She wants "to help make an impact in the education system, and I believe that starts right in the classroom.”

"The way Dr. McCully structures the lab makes it a very active learning environment. I think that’s how you learn best i...
01/21/2020
Engaging in research strengthens the undergraduate experience - UGA Research News

"The way Dr. McCully structures the lab makes it a very active learning environment. I think that’s how you learn best in the research field..."

Emily Jones (BSEd '20) has worked in Kevin McCully's exercise muscle physiology lab since her sophomore year. She has gained confidence in conducting research, specifically in a lab environment, through this experience.

Undergraduate research has prepared her well for her next step – attending the nurse practitioner program at Emory University!

Read UGA Research's full Q&A here: http://bit.ly/36hm5QE

UGA Honors Program UGA Non-Invasive Muscle Physiology Lab #Kinesiology #CURO

 Education | January 21, 2020January 21, 2020 Engaging in research strengthens the undergraduate experience By Allyson Mann Photography By Amy Ware Three years might not seem like a long time in the world of research, but it represents three quarters of Emily Jones’ undergraduate education. For...

"I simply wanted to write this note to say how very proud we all are of you and your accomplishment. You have done a sup...
01/20/2020

"I simply wanted to write this note to say how very proud we all are of you and your accomplishment. You have done a superb job, and brought the State of Georgia closer to the American dream."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. in a letter to Mary Frances Early, Jan. 1962

Mary Frances Early (MEd. ’62, Ed.S. ’67) played an integral role in the campaign for racial equality that helped open the doors for generations of students at the University of Georgia. #UGACOE will be named for Ms. Early next month. This #MLKDay, honor a Georgia groundbreaker and civil rights activist with a donation in support of the naming. #MFECOE

http://bit.ly/2tLgxAj

The College of Education student ambassadors are a diverse group of leaders who represent the College and cultivate a se...
01/17/2020

The College of Education student ambassadors are a diverse group of leaders who represent the College and cultivate a sense of community through service.

The application to be a student ambassador for next year is open until Thursday, Feb. 13!

Learn more about student ambassadors here: http://bit.ly/2D2ez0Y

Apply here: http://bit.ly/35On0rG

01/17/2020
University of Georgia Online

#UGACOE is ranked No. 5 in the nation for online education programs and No. 1 for online education programs for veterans! 👏👏👏

Thanks #UGAOnline for your commitment to excellence in online instruction across the university!

The University of Georgia's academic excellence online is recognized AGAIN by U.S. News and World Report!

UGA is #CommittedTo raising the bar for higher education on campus and online.

Congratulations to Terry College of Business and University of Georgia College of Education!

📚Read More: https://t.uga.edu/5yo

01/16/2020
The Magic of Teaching at UGA

Tong Li, a doctoral student in the #UGACOE department of career and information studies, knows the key to great STEM curriculum is excellent instruction... and a little magic. ✨

Li won UGA's 2018 Capturing Science Contest for his creativity in the classroom. He continues to dazzle students with his dynamic teaching techniques – featuring sleight of hand and science.

To read more: http://bit.ly/UGAmagic

University of Georgia Ph.D. student Tong Li uses magic to teach creativity, design and science concepts in his education classroom. For more on how Li uses m...

Two #UGACOE kinesiology students are recipients of the 2020 President's Fulfilling the Dream Award! Marques R. Dexter, a...
01/16/2020

Two #UGACOE kinesiology students are recipients of the 2020 President's Fulfilling the Dream Award!

Marques R. Dexter, a sports management Ph.D. candidate, and Caleb Kelly, a third-year sports management student, will be recognized at the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast tomorrow morning.

Congratulations and thank you both for your efforts in creating a culture of unity and understanding at UGA and beyond. 👏👏

http://bit.ly/2Rnyq0y

01/15/2020

TODAY at 1 p.m. the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will honor Mary Frances Early, a founding family member of their Talent Development Program (TDP).

TDP serves young musicians and classical musicians by providing top-quality musical training to African American and Latinx students. The program was founded 25 years ago by a group of Atlanta community leaders, including Ms. Early.

📹 Watch live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtKd36V-VEg&feature=emb_title

A robotics class at Bramlett Elementary aims to teach fourth and fifth graders how to code and build a functional robot ...
01/14/2020

A robotics class at Bramlett Elementary aims to teach fourth and fifth graders how to code and build a functional robot while learning about history, math, and science. 🤖

The curriculum for the course was developed by a team of UGA researchers, led by #UGACOE professor Ike Choi. Choi, along with professors in COE's department of career and information studies John Mativo, Roger Hill, and Theodore Kopcha, brainstormed ways to incorporate robotics and programming lessons into the elementary school curriculum.

"The most important thing when we disseminated the curriculum was that it was designed in a way that was flexible enough to customize the content ... Robotics is one of the most important industries for the future," Choi said.

📹 See their robots in action here: http://bit.ly/38eepjR

Last semester, students in a peer mentoring class at Cedar Shoals High School developed service project proposals and pr...
01/10/2020
UGA graduate students support Cedar Shoals High School class with service projects

Last semester, students in a peer mentoring class at Cedar Shoals High School developed service project proposals and presented them in a legislative forum.

#UGACOE graduate students from the youth and civic leadership course, taught by associate professor Ruth Harman and District 2 Commissioner and doctoral student, Mariah Parker, supported the students in their research and idea development.

Three of the projects received funding and will debut this year! Read more here: http://bit.ly/2ux1jPZ

Three groups were chosen to receive funding for their research projects, which aim to benefit the Athens community.

On this date in 1961, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes became the first African American undergraduate students to i...
01/09/2020

On this date in 1961, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes became the first African American undergraduate students to integrate the University of Georgia.

Inspired by their bravery, Mary Frances Early transferred from the University of Michigan and enrolled at UGA to help open the doors to the graduate school. Ms. Early knew both Hunter and Holmes because they were all alumni of Turner High School in Atlanta. The following year in 1962, she became the first African American to graduate from UGA, earning a master’s degree in music education.

To honor her indelible mark on the university, the College of Education will be named for Mary Frances Early next month. Please consider making a donation in support of this initiative. http://bit.ly/2tLgxAj

"Next month, the University of Georgia's College of Education will bear the name of a trailblazer..."GPB’s Leah Fleming ...
01/08/2020
GPB News

"Next month, the University of Georgia's College of Education will bear the name of a trailblazer..."

GPB’s Leah Fleming sat down with Mary Frances Early in the studio to talk about the accomplishment and her long road to recognition. #MFECOE

GPB’s Leah Fleming sat down with Mary Frances Early in GPB’s studio to talk about the accomplishment and her long road to recognition.

Early talks about her decision to transfer to UGA, her first day on campus, her eventual recognition from the school and her message today for those who want to inspire change.

Linda Harklau, a #UGACOE professor of language and literacy education, weighed in on the English as a second language (E...
01/08/2020

Linda Harklau, a #UGACOE professor of language and literacy education, weighed in on the English as a second language (ESL) bill that passed in California. Inside Higher Ed

🔗: http://bit.ly/39GeWMO

01/07/2020

Welcome back, #EduDawgs!

#UGACOE is ready to enter this decade with a roaring start – naming the College after UGA's first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early (MEd '62, EdS '67). https://maryfrancesearly.coe.uga.edu/

Fall 2019 convocation photos are IN!Congratulations on all your accomplishments, graduates! ❤️🎓Check out the full album ...
01/03/2020

Fall 2019 convocation photos are IN!

Congratulations on all your accomplishments, graduates! ❤️🎓
Check out the full album here: https://imgur.com/a/rJ8buSC

The Dawgs are playing in the Sugar Bowl tonight, and #EduDawg is excited to join in! He's expecting a sweet victory in N...
01/01/2020

The Dawgs are playing in the Sugar Bowl tonight, and #EduDawg is excited to join in! He's expecting a sweet victory in New Orleans. #GoDawgs #AllStateSugarBowl

12/31/2019

#UGACOE is looking forward to a lot of awesome things in 2020! However, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on a great year. Check out our 2019 social media year in review!

It's almost time to ring in the new year. But first, check out UGA's year in photos – featuring Mary Frances Early ringi...
12/26/2019
Memories of 2019: UGA's year in photos - UGA Today

It's almost time to ring in the new year. But first, check out UGA's year in photos – featuring Mary Frances Early ringing the chapel bell for the first time. 🔔

https://news.uga.edu/2019-photo-gallery/

From the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day through fall Commencement ceremonies, 2019 was full of stories that University of Georgia photographers captured with their visual acumen. This gallery is a slice of UGA life that landed on the pages of UGA Today this past year by photographers Andrew Davis Tu...

Kevin McCully, along with 20 other faculty members from across the university, will serve on the Innovation District Fac...
12/23/2019

Kevin McCully, along with 20 other faculty members from across the university, will serve on the Innovation District Faculty Advisory Council next year.

McCully, a professor in the #UGACOE department of kinesiology, also serves as the director of the UGA Non-Invasive Muscle Physiology Lab​. As a member of the council, he will provide input on programming, resources, and support for the Innovation District initiative.

Read more about the advisory council here: http://bit.ly/2S6o4Uu

Read more about the innovation district here: https://innovation.uga.edu/

The University of Georgia’s educator preparation programs have received high marks from Preparation Program Evaluation M...
12/18/2019

The University of Georgia’s educator preparation programs have received high marks from Preparation Program Evaluation Measures (PPEM), a new state effectiveness measure of how well candidates were prepared for their careers.

The score is calculated based on two data sets: 1) State-mandated tests such as edTPA and GACE and 2) First-year teacher observations, supervisor reviews, and employee surveys.

UGA received a Level 4 rating, the highest rating available. 🏆

🔗: http://bit.ly/2sKDaEv

This month’s amazing student, Kristin Crear, discovered her love for language and healthcare in the #UGACOE communicatio...
12/18/2019

This month’s amazing student, Kristin Crear, discovered her love for language and healthcare in the #UGACOE communication sciences and disorders program.

Kristin is working on a minor in Spanish and has taken several sign language courses during her time at UGA. After her graduation in spring 2020, she plans to attend graduate school and go on to work in a medical setting. 👏👏

📖 Read more: http://bit.ly/2Q8okA3

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I graduated from Georgia's College of Education in December of 1997 with my MEd in Secondary Mathematics (maiden name Meschel). I now live in Indiana and teach at Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana in mathematics. I am writing because I need help from the Georgia College of Education community with something kind of cool. I have entered a song writing competition sponsored by the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). My entry is a parody called We Didn't Write The Standards which focuses on mathematics taught in grades K through 12. The parody is based on Billy Joel's hit We Didn't Start The Fire. I am asking all of you to go to https://www.nctm.org/NCTM-Song-Contest/ and VOTE for my song and accompanying video. You must enter your birthday as proof that you are over 18. You will have a choice of about 59 submitted videos (these are on three pages so you may need to check all three pages to find mine) and you are looking for the one of me dressed completely in black, wearing dark sunglasses, short brown hair, sitting at a table with a Chicago Marathon poster hanging behind me. Please listen to my song and prepare to be thoroughly entertained (my bad singing means focusing on lyrics is important). The video is a spoof of Billy's Joel's video. If you like what you see and hear, PLEASE VOTE FOR ME! The five videos at the end of the month of January with the most votes move on to the final round where they will be judged by a panel. The grand prize is free registration to the annual NCTM Conference this coming April in Chicago. Facebook is my only form of social media so I am relying ON ALL OF YOU TO VOTE, SPREAD THE WORD, and help me make it to Chicago this April! Thank you for your time and attention to this matter and Go Dawgs!