College of Education
Students transferring to North Georgia should review the following links for information regarding the Teacher Education application process, admittance requirements and deadlines.
In order to be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education program, a student must now:
- complete 50 semester hours of core curriculum credit applicable to the Early Childhood/Special Education degree program (ECE/SPED) - (40 hours for the Middle Grades Education program). For P-12 and Secondary programs, please see the program advisor. The required hours of core curriculum credits must be completed prior to entry into the program. A student who has met all admission requirements except for the full hours of core curriculum credit will be admitted provisionally until the credits are completed satisfactorily. Admission decisions are only for the term for which the applicant is seeking admission.
- complete all of Area F and Area A courses with a grade of "C" or better. For P-12 and Secondary programs, please see the program advisor,
effective Fall 2013 semester, all students will be subject to a Fingerprint/Background check performed by Pioneer RESA. The following students will be subject to the Fingerprint/Background at the following times:
*August of Junior year once accepted to the program - $50
*August of Senior year - $50
Payments for the Fingerprinting/Background Session will be paid to the Business Office. Along with the payment, please submit the Fingerprinting and Background Form found here.
- provide proof of liability insurance valid through projected graduation date.
GACE Assessments - www.gace.nesinc.com/
In addition to the requirements above, all students must satisfy the GACE requirement (Basic Skills Assessment) prior to admission to the Teacher Education program.
Please Note Visit Teacher Education Admissions for additional application and admissions information.
Transferring Education Credit Hours
Effective Spring 2010, the University System of Georgia (USG) institutions are no longer accepting any of the following courses to fulfill the course requirement in Area F for Education majors. EDUC2000, EDUC2001, EDUC2002, SPED2100, and PSYC2103. In order to satisfy Area F requirements at USG institutions, including North Georgia College and State University, applicants must complete EDUC2110, EDUC2120, and EDUC2130.
Non-Traditional / Transfer / Post-Baccalaureate / Former Students
The Student Affairs Office offers three orientations during the year for students transferring to North Georgia. Please contact their office if you are interested in participating in a one night orientation.
Non-traditional students are students who have been out of high school for more than 5 years, have dependents, or are married. Transfer students are students who are transferring to NGCSU with more than 30 hours of credit. INTRO for these Non-Traditional and Transfer students is a one-night orientation. Students who are eligible for this session and have paid their confirmation fee will be mailed an invitation and registration information. Visit www.northgeorgia.edu/INTRO/ for more information.