Students may apply to the Educator Preparation Program when they have completed at least 45 semester hours and meet the requirements outlined below. Online applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the School of Education by February 1 for fall semester admission.  

Eligibility for Admission to Educator Preparation

To be eligible to apply for admission, students must:

  1. Declare a pre-major in one of the following: 
  • Early Childhood Education (certification to teach grades Preschool – 5) 
  • Special Education (certification to teach grades Preschool – 12) 
  • Biology Teacher Certification (certification to teach grades 6 – 12) 
  • Chemistry Teacher Certification (certification to teach grades 6 – 12)
  • Math Teacher Certification (certification to teach grades 6 – 12) 
  • English Teacher Certification (certification to teach grades 6 – 12) 
  • History Teacher Certification (certification to teach grades 6 – 12) 
  • Political Science Teacher Certification (certification to teach grades 6 – 12) 
  1. Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
  2. Be in good academic standing at Georgia Gwinnett College. This means that the applicant should not be on academic warning or academic probation. 
  3. Have passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or have official exempting SAT (1000 V+M) or ACT (43 E+M) scores on file at GGC.
  4. Receive satisfactory ratings on pre-professional practices and behavior assessments in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and/or EDUC 2130 or submit a recommendation form completed by an instructor at a previous college. 
  5. Receive a satisfactory performance rating on an oral presentation in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and/or EDUC 2130 or complete an admission interview with a faculty mentor.