3550 Teacher Preparation Programs

Pre-Education Program Offerings:

The social science departments of the College of Arts and Sciences offer two different pre-education tracks:

  • Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies (Section 3090)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (Section 3320)

Students interested in pre-education are encouraged to consult these sections of this catalog.

The pre-education programs in these departments are for students who plan to teach social studies at the high school level. To be certified to teach, students in this program must complete the initial teacher preparation Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program in Social Studies Education in the College of Education and Human Development (or a similar master’s level initial preparation program at another university).

Education Program Offerings:

These departments offer programs in education. Students interested in a career in education are encouraged to consult these sections of this catalog.

  • Department of World Languages and Cultures
    • Bachelor of Arts in French with a concentration in Foreign Language Education (section 3280)
    • Bachelor of Arts in German with a concentration in Foreign Language Education (section 3300)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a concentration in Foreign Language Education (section 3530)
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Classical Studies (section 3190)
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in education (section 3460)
    • Dual Degree Programs: B.S. Physics with the M.A.T. Science Education (section 3460)
  • The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
  • School of Music
    • Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Education (section 3440)

To apply, students must have:

  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA,
  • passed [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] or been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Assessment. When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment; and
  • completed the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment; though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Additional admission requirements may apply, please the program sections in the catalog.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE):

The state of Georgia requires such candidates to take various GACE and Educator Ethics assessments as part of the educator certification process. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and are delivered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). You will take these tests at different times.

Program Admission and Content Assessments:

Program Admission Assessment [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] is an admission requirement (unless candidate meets qualifications for exemption – scroll down to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Assessment Requirement”). When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Content Assessment (different content assessments for each program) tests your content knowledge and is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment:

Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment is an admission requirement. Completion of this assessment is required for admission, though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

edTPA

edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: “Is a new teacher ready for the job?” edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate’s authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate’s ability to effectively teach his/her subject matter to all students.

edTPA is a program completion and teacher certification requirement. Students may graduate from the Art Education program while continuing to complete teacher certification requirements for edTPA.