To successfully complete the Middle Grade or Secondary Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Certification Program, the teacher candidate must have the following:
- 2.5 GPA
- C or better on all education coursework
- Passing score on the appropriate (depending on content area specialization) GACE Content State Licensure Examination(Middle Grades Education: Language Art- Test code 011, Math-Test code 013, Science-Test code 014, Social Studies-Test code 015) (Secondary Education English -Test codes 020 and 021, Secondary Education Math-Test codes 022 and 023)
Program exit begins when the teacher candidate applies for graduation and certification. In consultation with the candidate’s faculty advisor, the candidate completes and submits the Intent to Graduate Application. After the candidate applies for graduation, the Registrar’s Office conducts a graduation Degree Audit Report and certifies that the candidate has completed all requirements of the approved teacher education program, including passing the appropriate GACE Content State Licensure Examination.
The final step in the program exit process requires the teacher candidate to complete the Georgia PSC Certification Application and return it to the Coordinator of Field Experiences and Assessment.