Kim Barker

Assistant Professor

Kim Barker

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Teaching and Leading

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  • UH 373


  • Ph.D., Teacher Education, Multiple Le Georgia State University, 2016

  • MED, Teaching English as a Second o Georgia State University, 2006

  • BA, English Language and Literatur Berry College, 1986

  • BA, Spanish Language and Literatur Berry College, 1986


  • English, 9-12 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2013

  • Early Childhood Education P-5 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2006

  • Reading Endorsement, K-12 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2006

  • Gifted Endorsement, K-12 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2005

  • ESOL P-12 Endorsement Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2004

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education Award, Georgia State University, Middle and Secondary Education, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EDTD 5221

    Best Prac in Language Arts Ed
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • ECED 3212

    Literacy I: Basic Literacy ECE
  • ECED 4313

    Literacy II: Adv. Inst. ECE
  • EDTD 5275

    Intro to Literacy Assessment
  • EDTD 6120

    Basic Instruction in Literacy
  • ECED 3271

    Child Lit to Teach Reading
  • EDTD 5274

    Introduction to Literacy

Teaching Interests

Literacy, ESOL endorsement, Educational Foundations


Selected Recent Publications

  • Are we making our social justice framework salient?: Students’ perceptions of urban teacher preparation program effectiveness, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Literature circles: Implementing a rich strategy for English language learners, 2006
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

Teacher education for diverse contexts; literacy/reading; English learner (EL) students; urban education; high-need schools; positive learning environment; professional development school partnerships

College Service

  • Rights and Responsibilities Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair