Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification Program
Please Note: Please read all information listed below thoroughly before calling about the program or requesting an appointment. Thank you.
The Post-Baccalaureate Program is for students who hold a bachelors degree or above and wish to obtain a Georgia teaching certificate. This one year program includes both face to face instruction, as well as online course work. Cohorts typically meet once every other week in the evening, while concurrently completing assignments via educational, interactive websites. During their last semester, participants will complete a three week practicum and a seventeen week internship in a classroom that corresponds to their chosen content area. Each course completed earns students Professional Learning Unit (PLU) credits, not including classes taken for additional content purposes.
New cohorts begin in February of each year.
Choosing a Content Area
Initial teacher certification is offered through the Post-Baccalaureate program in all middle grades and secondary education areas, EXCLUDING SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires that initial certification in a teaching field must match the degree obtained. Transcripts will need to be reviewed to determine area of initial certification before admission to the program.
This program is non-degree seeking and only allows individuals to obtain a teaching certificate; therefore, GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL AID IS NOT AVAILABLE. (Credit is earned as Professional Learning Units approved by the Georgia Department of Education.)AdmissionThe total cost of $7,500.00 includes courses, technology, the assessment management system (LiveText), and book fees. Payment is divided into three separate installments due over the course of each participant's first five months. Additionally, a $50.00 application fee is required. This application fee will be applied to the third payment installment.
Please Note: Government funding includes any money, grant, student loan, etc. acquired as a result of completing the FAFSA.
In order to apply, those interested must meet or have completed each of the following requirements:All students will be required to pass a background check prior to internship placement. Students will also be responsible for purchasing the student professional liability insurance before internship.
- Pass or exempt the GACE Basic Skills Exam.
The following test scores allow exemption: SAT - 1000 or higher (Verbal and Math scores combined)
ACT - 43 or higher (English and Math scores combined)
GRE - 301 or higher (revised scoring as of Jan 2011) OR 1030 or higher (old scoring) ***Verbal and Quantitative scores combined ***
A masters degree or above that has been acquired from a PSC-accepted, accredited institution also permits exemption. Check your school's accreditation status at: http://www.chea.org/search/search.asp.
- GACE Content Area Exam must also be passed before program entrance.
- Possess a final college grade average of 2.5 or higher. (If you do not meet this standard, please include a letter of appeal along with your application packet.)
- Transcript review to determine content area.
TO SUBMIT APPLICATION:
- Complete ALL portions of the application.
- Include all documentation that is required and the $50.00 application fee (checks made to: CaseNex).
Send completed application packet to: Post-Baccalaureate Program
attn: Reginia Boling
UNG College of Education
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597
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For information regarding admission to the program, please contactMAT Program
Graduate Administrative Assistant, MAT & Post Bac Programs
phone: 706.867.2963 or 706.864.1600 email@example.com
Deborah Hartman,Coordinator, MAT & Post Bac Programsdeborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, please contact Deborah Hartman or visit: MAT Information