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Certification Only Program in Elementary Education

  • Total Credit Hours: Varied
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

The Certification Only Program in Elementary Education is designed for the candidate who already possesses a bachelor’s degree in another field to provide the requirements necessary to obtain a teaching certificate in Elementary Education (P-5) from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

The Valdosta State Difference

Candidates receive a personalized program of study based on their coursework and professional experiences.

Admissions Requirements

The program for the certification only candidate will vary depending on past educational and professional experiences. Candidates begin by requesting a transcript evaluation through the Office of Clinical Experiences and Certification located in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University. Once the application for the transcript evaluation is complete, the certification only advisor in the Elementary Education department will complete the evaluation. The candidate will then receive an individualized program of study of requirements that, when successfully completed, will result in VSU’s recommendation for certification.


  • General Education Teacher P-5
  • 229.333.5611
  • 229.219.1225
  • Education Center
    301 Baytree Road
    Room 1160
    Valdosta, GA 31698