COE

Admission to Teacher Education Program

Admission and Retention in the Teacher Education Program

UNDERGRADUATE

In order to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), an undergraduate student must have:

  1. Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better on all Georgia Southern coursework, as well as any transfer and transient credit hours which have been accepted by Georgia Southern.
  2. Earned a minimum of 50 credit hours in Core Curriculum courses including Area F Professional Education Block courses.
  3. Completed Area A1, Area A2, and Area F coursework (including the Pre-Professional Block) with a minimum grade of “C”.
  4. Completed a MyPSC account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and claimed Georgia Southern University as the program provider.
  5. Successfully completed the GACE Program Admission Assessment examination or be exempted by SAT/ACT/GRE scores.
  6. Successfully completed the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment.
  7. Successfully completed the Pre-Professional Block TEP Admissions Folio Review.
  8. Earned a passing evaluation on Area F field experience rubrics. Any student who does not successfully complete the field component of the Area F courses may apply through the Office of Initial Educator Preparation and Assessment to attempt this field experience again. This field experience will be repeatable as field placements are available and must be completed successfully within three attempts, including the original attempt.
  9. Submitted proof of liability insurance.
  10. Apply for and receive a Preservice Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/advisement/certification/pre-service-certification/
  11. Maintain an active account with the College of Education’s electronic assessment and data management system.

All of the following requirements must be met for retention in the Teacher Education Program at the undergraduate level:

  1. Students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all professional education and all teaching field coursework.
  3. Students must successfully complete all field experiences.
  4. Students must not have been found in violation of the Georgia Southern Student Conduct Code. Reviews will be made on a case-by-case basis based on the seriousness of the violation and with regard to consistency.
  5. Students must not have violated the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Code of Ethics for Professional Educators. Students must abide by this Code of Ethics and report any violations to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
  6. Students must be making satisfactory progress toward meeting program objectives. Program faculty will be responsible for monitoring student progress and providing guidance to students who may be having difficulty meeting retention requirements.
  7. Students must maintain liability insurance.
  8. Students must maintain an active account with the College of Education’s electronic assessment and data management system.

GRADUATE

In order to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), a graduate student must have:

  1. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better on all previously attempted coursework.
  2. Completed English composition and college algebra courses (or equivalents) with a minimum grade of “C.”
  3. Successfully completed the GACE Program Admission Assessment examination or be exempted by SAT/ACT/GRE scores.
  4. Successfully completed the appropriate GACE Content Assessment examination. (Not required for MAT Concentration in Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education, or Special Education.)
  5. Acknowledge “Disclosure and Affirmation” statement that address the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators and the need for tort liability insurance.
  6. Submitted proof of liability insurance.
  7. Created a MyPSC account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and claim Georgia Southern University as your program provider.
  8. Successfully completed the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment.
  9. Received a Preservice Certificate or Provisional Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
  10. Meet all program admission requirements.

All of the following requirements must be met for retention in the Teacher Education Program at the graduate level:

  1. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, in the MAT program.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all professional education and all teaching field course work.
  3. Students must successfully complete all field experiences.
  4. Students must not have been found in violation of the Georgia Southern Student Conduct Code. Reviews will be made on a case-by-case basis based on the seriousness of the violation and with regard to consistency.
  5. Students must not have violated the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Code of Ethics for Professional Educators.
  6. Students must be making satisfactory progress toward meeting program objectives. Programs will be responsible for monitoring student progress and providing guidance to students who may be having difficulty meeting retention requirements.
  7. Students must maintain liability insurance.
  8. Students must maintain an active account with the College of Education’s electronic assessment and data management system.
  9. Students must meet all additional program requirements.

Policies effective fall 2020

Last updated: 5/20/2020

Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education • PO Box 8134 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5203