Students must successfully complete course work to receive degree credit for a specified program of study. We strongly encourage students to seek advisement in the Department of Education prior to applying.

Admission to Teacher Education

To be admitted to Teacher Education students must complete the Teacher Education Unit application and submit a folder containing artifacts to support meeting the criteria listed below:
  • Complete 45 units/credits 
  • Pass EDU 220 (Foundations of Education) with a "C" or better
  • Pass the college-wide Sophomore Proficiency Examination in English (SPEE)
  • Submit cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Basic Skills Assessment (or provide written proof of exemption). Exemption requirement: SAT total score 1000 (critical reading and mathematics), GRE total score 1030, or ACT total score 22.
  • Submit clear background check (no criminal record or dishonorable discharge from the armed services).
  • Complete the Teacher Education Unit Application. Attach a copy of your autobiography (must be at least 1 page, typed, and double spaced). Attach a copy of your Philosophy of Education.
  • Complete Dispositions Matrix with a rating of "Acceptable"
  • Complete 40 volunteer hours
  • Complete Admissions Orientation

Admission to Student Teaching

Student Teaching is the capstone experience that provides opportunities for candidates to apply theories in classroom settings. The candidates must:
  • Submit an application for student teaching to the advisor one semester prior to student teaching. 
  • Complete all pre-student teaching course requirements in the major field with a grade of "C" or better and a GPA of 2.50 or better. 
  • Have at minimum a cumulative GPA of 2.50. 
  • Submit a clear background check, including an FBI check. 
  • Submit personal/professional dispositions matrices at a rating of "Acceptable." 
  • Provide proof of membership in a professional education organization (e.g., GAE-SP). 
  • Provide a passing score on the GACE II Test of Content Knowledge Examination in their area of preparation, or on the state required licensure test.