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Conversion Mechanism - Curriculum & Instruction

The Piedmont College School of Education has been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to offer the Conversion Mechanism in Curriculum and Instruction. Qualified individuals who have completed advanced degree programs in education from Piedmont College (or out-of-state institutions with NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP accredited programs) may apply to have their previous work evaluated under a Conversion Mechanism. Candidates will complete a portfolio and make a formal presentation, demonstrating their understanding of the appropriate state certification standards.


Individuals wishing to have their previous work reviewed for consideration under the Conversion Mechanism must formally apply to the college through the Office of Graduate Admissions.  (Click on “Apply Online” in the menu and then select Conversion Mechanism for Curriculum & Instruction on the bottom of the first page of the application).


Candidates seeking the college’s recommendation for certification under the Conversion Mechanism must participate in an interview with a member of the faculty or a committee of faculty as a part of the admissions process.  In-person interviews are recommended; however, Skype, FaceTime, or telephone interviews may be substituted at the discretion of the department chairperson.