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Admission to Teacher Candidacy
To be fully admitted to teacher candidacy, a student must:
1. Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
2. Have taken and have earned no grade below a “C” in INT 101.
3. Have taken and have earned no grade below a “C” in the math core class.
4. Have passed any education courses taken and have earned no grade below a “C”. Students must earn a grade of B or higher in EDUC 283.
5. Have passed all courses taken for areas of concentration in middle grades or for certification in secondary and P-12 content areas and have earned no grade below a “C”.
6. Have passed all GACE for Program Admission tests with a score on each test that reflects the minimum score set by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Students may be exempt from this requirement if they provide official documentation of qualifying scores on any of these tests: SAT, ACT, GRE, CBEST, CLAST, FTCE-GK or other exemption criteria as noted at
7. Have completed the GACE Ethics Assessment for Program Entry. (See
8. Have declared a major in teacher education. Foreign Language certification (P-12) students need to declare the appropriate major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and need to declare the intent to seek Secondary Education Teacher Certification (See Major–Minor Form). Those students seeking P–12 certification in music should declare Music Education as a major in the School of Music (See Major-Minor Form).
9. Have submitted an application for admission to Teacher Candidacy in the semester prior to registering for any field placement courses or restricted 300 and 400 level education courses.