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UrbanEd Podcasts – Early Childhood and Elementary Education

The UrbanEd Podcast is intended for prospective graduate students wanting insights into how Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development moves the lives of children and adults forward in education, human development and health-related fields.

The podcasts below feature students, alumni and faculty discussing the College of Education & Human Development’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs.

Podcasts

Urban Accelerated Certificate & Master’s Program (UACM)

Also known as "Dr. Science," Brian Williams discusses the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy course he teaches as part of the UACM teacher preparation program, and why it's important to prepare teachers to look at the whole child.

* Brian Williams, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and director of the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence.

Amanda didn't think she wanted to be a teacher, but, once she realized she had a passion for educating young children in urban schools, she pursued a master's degree in early childhood education and loves her profession.

*Amanda Haimes is an alumni of the Urban Accelerated Certificate and Master's (UACM) Program in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.


Ryan Harry's life calling is to work with kids and be a change agent in urban education. Learn how his journey to teaching through the UACM program allowed him to be a stellar kindergarten teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.

* Ryan Harry is an alumni of the Urban Accelerated Certificate and Master's (UACM) Program in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.


For the last 10 years, Syrita has been teaching third grade and can't imagine herself working anywhere else. Her journey to teaching through the UACM program is a major reason she continues to teach because the program taught her the importance of knowing your students as individuals.

*Syrita Jackson is an alumni of the Urban Accelerated Certificate and Master's (UACM) Program in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

Lindsey and Natalie discuss how the Urban Accelerated Certificate and Master's (UACM) program prepared them to be culturally responsive change agents and urban educators in Atlanta's public schools.

*Lindsey and Natalie are alumni of the Urban Accelerated Certificate and Master's (UACM) Program in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.


Elementary Education

Are you a new or veteran elementary teacher interested in advancing your knowledge at the elementary level? Do you want to obtain a Reading, Math, Science, or Teaching Support and Coaching Endorsement? If so, our Elementary Education, M.Ed. program may be the answer.

Birth Through Five

Are you curious about starting a career that contributes to the growth and development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers? Learn more about the exciting Birth through 5-years old (B-5) B.S.Ed. program from its new director, Dr. Tonia Durden, as she discusses the program's benefits and career paths.

* Dr. Tonia Durden is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education.