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Certification Elementary Education

A certification-only option is offered to individuals whose prior advanced degree (master's or above) is not in education. It is also offered to candidates with an undergraduate degree in education that did not lead to certification.

The Elementary Education department chair approves certification-only courses, based on a transcript analysis, to meet minimum state certification requirements. Certification-only is not a degree program. All other procedures and requirements of the college and the School of Education apply.

Candidates must apply for and be admitted to Teacher Education at the beginning of the program. To complete Elementary Education certification requirements, candidates must pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content examinations and complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

Completion of this course of study does not lead to a degree in education.