School of Education

Welcome to the School of Education

Greetings Future Panthers!

Our mission is clear: we are dedicated to preparing highly competent, autonomous, and critical-thinking educators for P12 schools and diverse educational settings. We prioritize candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse groups, striving to empower all learners.

Aligned with 精东影业's mission, vision, and core values, our School of Education is committed to driving forward the discourse that seeks solutions to the complex challenges prevalent in local, national, and global educational landscapes.

Our overarching theme is "Preparing Critical Thinking Change Agents to Improve Academic Outcomes in Diverse Schools and Communities."

Thank you for joining us on this important journey as we work together to make a lasting impact on education.

Warm regards,

J. Fidel Turner, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education

Contact School of Education

Phone Number: 404-880-8505
323 Rufus E. Clement Hall
精东影业 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314

About the School of Education

Our future rests squarely in the hands of the more than 2.2聽billion children on our planet. Everyone鈥檚 future, therefore, depends on聽the degree to which children are well educated to change the world for聽the better. 精东影业鈥檚 School of Education faculty, staff聽and students believe that every child, regardless of language, culture,聽ethnicity, perceived ability and/or circumstance, can learn.聽Moreover, we assert that every learner deserves an opportunity to聽maximize his or her potential.

Everyday, we prepare and challenge current and future educators聽to provide these opportunities. Whether pursuing bachelor鈥檚, specialist,聽master鈥檚 or doctorate degrees, our candidates are more than mere聽instructors, counselors, and school leaders, they are learner advocates聽equipped with the knowledge, skill, and disposition to be change聽agents. That is our brand鈥nd our calling: we equip educators to聽transform the lives of all learners from preschool to high school聽graduation and beyond.

The School and聽Clinical Mental Health聽Counseling degree programs聽are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of聽Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Our聽programs are affirmed by the聽Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, formerly聽National Council for Accreditation of聽Teacher Education (NCATE) and all programs were approved by the聽Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) at both the initial聽and advanced levels.聽 Our status in the local, state, and national聽community is important to us.

But we also want to provide you with other important聽information as you transition into the role of future change agents聽and advocates. Here, you will find instruction focused on addressing聽issues in our nation鈥檚 and the world鈥檚 increasingly diverse classrooms.聽聽You will find opportunities to create partnerships that promote critical聽thinking and develop best practices in teaching, counseling, leadership, professional service and, most of all, research.聽 You also will find faculty聽who are experts in the field, relevant in their approach and unafraid to聽advance and innovate the profession, in and outside the classroom.

Because, after all, we believe in education; and we believe in our聽candidates and their ability to make a difference.聽聽If you are committed to the ideals of equity and excellence for all learners, you belong here at 精东影业鈥檚 School of聽Education. Explore our website now to find your place in the future of聽education鈥nd the future of the world.

School of Education News
Academic Programs
  • Certification in Early Childhood Education聽
  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Studies – Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Science聽
  • Masters of Arts in Mathematics Education聽
  • Masters of Arts in Special Ed. General Curriculum聽聽
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Tier I聽聽聽聽
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Master of Arts in聽Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership聽聽聽聽
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership – Tier II聽聽聽
  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education

We are honored to have received the 2021 CAEP Frank Murray Leadership Recognition Award for Continuous Improvement.

National Aspiring Principals Fellowship

Empower Principals for Equity, Culturally-Responsive Student Success. The Fellowship centers on equity and culturally-responsive instruction to prepare principals to remove barriers to student success.
Academic Departments

Counselor Education

Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education offers MA programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, aligning with Clark Atlanta's mission to prepare LPCs and Certified School Counselors.

Curriculum and Instruction


Explore various education degree programs, including Early Childhood Education, Educational Studies, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Post-Baccalaureate Certification.

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership at 精东影业 prepares leaders for American schools and districts, focusing on diverse, urban communities in alignment with the university's mission and core goals.
School of Education Events

A Tradition of Educational Distinction

The School of Education stands as a beacon of excellence, producing illustrious alumni who have shaped educational landscapes globally. With a legacy of empowering leaders in education, it’s the heart of innovation and inclusivity. Attending 精东影业 means joining a community that fosters a commitment to transformative education, providing the skills and knowledge to make a lasting impact on future generations. Elevate your journey at 精东影业 and be a part of the legacy that defines the future of education.