Graduation and Teacher Certifications Requirements
All persons pursuing MGE program leading to teacher certification must fulfill all of the following in addition to the requirements stipulated in the undergraduate bulletin. Although advisors are available to assist students in all matters related to academic advisement, the major responsibility for meeting these requirements rests with the student.
Georgia Teacher Certification Testing Program
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires applicants seeking initial certification to demonstrate proficiency in their certification area by passing the tests appropriate to their program of study. These certification tests are the GACE Content Assessments.
The certification tests are given periodically during the school year at test locations throughout the state. Students are encouraged to register for their respective tests when they have completed their content courses or during the first semester of the senior year. These tests may be repeated as needed to achieve the required passing score for certification. An attempt is required for graduation and for program completer documentation to be sent to the state.