Requirements Needed to Apply for Teacher Education

There are four requirements for admission into teacher education:

  1. At least 36 earned credit hours (undergraduate students only);
  2. A declared major in the field for which you are applying;
  3. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or qualifying graduate program pathway; and
  4. Passing score on Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment
Typically, students apply for admission to teacher education while enrolled in EDUC 2999. After admission, students are then able to submit electronic paperwork to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) in order to obtain a Pre-Service Certificate. A Pre-Service Certificate is a state requirement in order to complete experiences in P-12 schools. If you think you are ready to apply for admission, please contact your academic advisor today!

NOTE: If you are applying to the M.A.T. Middle Grades or Secondary Education programs, you must also provide passing scores on your aligned GACE Content Assessment(s). Mrs. Danielle Jones at daniejones at valdosta.edu will be contacting you about official score reports upon review of your application.