Checklist For Undergraduates MGE Majors

Admission to Teacher Education Requirements

  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

Completion of Course Work

All junior and senior level course work, including Area F courses, must be completed with grade "C" or above and an overall grade point average of 2.75 or above must be maintained throughout the program. 

Application for Graduation

During the advising period two semesters prior to the expected graduation date, The Application for Graduation should be completed online by the student and the advisor. The application is available online in the Registrar's office webpage

Application for Student Teaching

This online application must be completed one semester prior to the anticipated student teaching/clinical practice semester. For example, those students who plan to student teach in the fall should submit their applications early in spring semester. Your advisor, instructor, and other college staff will reach out to students at this time who believe they may be ready to student teach/clinical practice. Be sure your Application for Graduation has been submitted and processed by this time. 

GACE Content Assessments

Taking both assessments in content areas is required for graduation, but passing two GACE Content Assessments is required for teacher certification in Georgia. Information about testing dates and locations is available at the GACE web site. It is recommended that this test be taken during Block A of the senior program.

Application for Certification

This procedure is completed near the conclusion of your program. Information about this process will be provided to students via email. It typically only involves submitting official transcripts to the GaPSC upon graduation.