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Undergraduate Programs

The Elementary Education B.S. Ed. Certification program is designed for students who desire to gain knowledge and skills to teach all subjects at the elementary level including kindergarten through fifth grade. Students may choose to obtain a single certification in elementary education or dual certification combining elementary and special education. The face-to-face program provides numerous opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills in elementary classroom experiences and student teaching placements.  Elementary education faculty are dedicated to working with area schools and mentors to provide a rich learning environment allowing students to gain the content knowledge needed to enhance children’s learning. 

Upon successful completion of all program requirements and passing either the Elementary Education or the Dual Certification GACE exam, the student will qualify for Georgia’s P-5 teacher induction certification.

Professional Certification Disclosure.

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the BSED Elementary Education Certification or Dual Certification program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The programs listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 3/23/2021