1600 Teacher Preparation

The following teacher education programs at the bachelor’s level are offered by the College of Education and Human Development or College of Arts and Sciences:

Teaching Field College of Enrollment
Art: preschool through 12th grade Arts and Sciences
Birth Through Five: Infants through Kindergarten Education and Human Development
Early Childhood Education: preschool through 5th grade Education and Human Development
French: preschool through 12th grade Arts and Sciences
German: preschool through 12th grade Arts and Sciences
Health and Physical Education: preschool through 12th grade Education and Human Development
Middle Level Education: 4th through 8th grade Education and Human Development
Music Education: preschool through 12th grade Arts and Sciences
Physics: 6th through 12th grade Arts and Sciences
Spanish: preschool through 12th grade Arts and Sciences
Special Education: preschool through 12th grade Education and Human Development

Admission Requirements

Before applying to a bachelor’s level teacher education program offered by the College of Education and Human Development or the College of Arts and Sciences, students must apply to Georgia State University’s Atlanta campus. The application process begins at http://admissions.gsu.edu/how-do-i-apply/.

Once admitted to the Atlanta campus, the minimum criteria for entry into teacher education are listed below.

  • Students must complete a separate application and pay an application fee. Visit the College of Education and Human Development Office of Academic Assistance web site, http://education.gsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/, for more information.
  • Students must present passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or demonstrate an exemption upon application to an initial educator preparation program.
  • Students must complete the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment – Program Entry (350).
  • Students must also show proof of Tort liability insurance.
  • Most teacher education programs require a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 based on all undergraduate coursework attempted. The Birth Through Five and the Early Childhood Education programs require a 2.75 minimum overall grade point average. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisors for information regarding the grade point average requirement for their specific majors.
  • Students applying to the College of Education and Human Development programs must have successfully completed all courses in Areas A-F.
  • Students must have successfully completed Area A of the undergraduate core curriculum with a grade of “C” or higher for each course.
  • Students must have demonstrated competence in mathematics and science by successfully completing Area D of the undergraduate core curriculum.
  • Students must have successfully completed EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education with a grade of “C” or higher.