Endorsements and Certificates

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What’s available?

  • The Department of Early Childhood Education offers endorsements in literacy, reading and mathematics.
  • The Literacy Coach Certificate is also referred to as the Partners in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) program, a research-based companion program to the Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM).

How to Apply

To apply for a College of Education program, you must submit your online application and all official supplemental application materials by the program deadline.

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Program Coordinators

Caitlin Dooley – Graduate Programs
cdooley@gsu.edu
(404) 413-8020

Sue Duncan – Reading/Coaching
sduncan4@gsu.edu
404-413-8024

Journey Swafford – Reading/Coaching
kswafford1@gsu.edu
404-413-8024

Rachel Fiore – K-5 Science
rfiore1@gsu.edu
404-413-8253

Susan Swars – K-5 Mathematics
sswars@gsu.edu
404-413-8020

Amy Flint – Literacy
aflint@gsu.edu
404-413-8388

Select a Program

We offer graduate courses in literacy, which applies to Georgia’s Coaching Endorsement. These courses focus on four areas (a) understanding literacy – the reading and writing process, (b) linking assessment and instruction, (c) using instructional strategies in specific content areas and (d) professional development, supervision and systematic change. Teachers pursuing the coaching endorsement are enrolled as non-degree students in specific programs for certification as Reading Recovery Teacher Leader or the Literacy Coach Certificate.
Catalog course descriptions 
This endorsement is intended for teachers who hold a clear, renewable certificate, level 4 or higher in in one of the following areas: early childhood education, middle grades – mathematics, or special education general curriculum/early childhood education. The K-5 mathematics endorsement gives students advanced knowledge in numbers and operation, geometry and measurement, algebra, data analysis and probability for elementary school learners, with the opportunity to put their new knowledge base into practice during an internship.

Catalog course descriptions 

The Literacy Coach Certificate is also referred to as the Partners in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) program. The Partners in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) is a research-based companion program to the Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM).  PCL is a systemic school improvement model based on the principles of apprenticeship learning.  Inherent to the model is the coaching and mentoring feature.  The series of courses for Literacy Coach Certificate are designed to prepare individuals for supporting accountability with a school-wide assessment system using multiple ways for evaluating student achievement; providing embedded professional development for teachers; assisting with the development of a well-designed school-wide literacy plan; and with assisting teachers to expand their knowledge and expertise particularly in providing differentiated classroom instruction. The training is restricted to candidates employed as a literacy coach in a school setting.

Catalog course descriptions 

We offer graduate courses in literacy, which apply to Georgia’s Reading Endorsement for classroom teachers. These courses focus on three areas (a) understanding readers and the reading process, (b) linking assessment and instruction, and (c) using instructional strategies in specific content areas. Teachers pursuing the reading endorsement are enrolled as nondegree students in specific programs for certification as Reading Recovery Teachers or Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders.

Catalog course descriptions 

This endorsement is intended for teachers who hold a clear, renewable certificate, level 4 or higher in early childhood education (P-5) or another eligible field specified in PSC Educator Preparation Rules and are interested in adding additional expertise in science education to their certificate. Requirements for the K-5 Science Endorsement include 12 hours of concentrated coursework in elementary (K-5) science education. Students must be admitted to the university and may be enrolled as a nondegree student or pursuing another advanced degree.

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