Foster Imaginations and Curiosities

GGC and Gwinnett County Public Schools have partnered to meet today’s critical need for educators. This unique partnership creates immersive learning opportunities that combine classroom- and field-based learning – experiences that prepare graduates to enter jobs immediately after graduation.

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Access

Access to bachelor's degrees for more people, where potential trumps privilege, and tenacity and commitment matter more than one’s academic past. Honors Program? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Attentive

Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.

Affordable

GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.

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Education Degrees, Concentrations, Teacher Certifications

    Education, elementary education

    Elementary education prepares students to teach grades preschool through five, and includes two endorsements: reading and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The program uses an integrated approach to curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of all learners. 

    Education, middle grades education, math and science concentration

    Middle grades education with a social science and English language arts concentration prepares students to teach grades four through eight, and includes two endorsements: reading and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The program uses an integrated approach to curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of all learners.

    Education, middle grades education, social science and English language arts concentration

    Middle grades education with a social science and English language arts concentration prepares students to teach grades four through eight, and includes two endorsements: reading and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The program uses an integrated approach to curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of all learners.

    Education, special education

    Through a combination of virtual classroom and field-based learning, GGC’s online special education program gives future educators an opportunity to acquire the necessary assessment, instructional and consultation skills for working effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse children and/or adolescents who have special educational needs. Graduates will be prepared to work with students with special needs in preschool settings through grade 12 and will earn two endorsements: reading and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

      Biology, teacher certification track

      The School of Education works collaboratively with the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology to offer programs leading the certification to teach grades six through 12 in six disciplinary content areas: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Each B.S. or B.A. program includes a major in the appropriate disciplinary area plus professional preparation to teach in a Georgia secondary school. During the final year, students will participate in a year-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar.

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      Chemistry, teacher certification track

      The School of Education works collaboratively with the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology to offer programs leading the certification to teach grades six through 12 in six disciplinary content areas: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Each B.S. or B.A. program includes a major in the appropriate disciplinary area plus professional preparation to teach in a Georgia secondary school. During the final year, students will participate in a year-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar.

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      English, teacher certification track

      The School of Education works collaboratively with the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology to offer programs leading the certification to teach grades six through 12 in six disciplinary content areas: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Each B.S. or B.A. program includes a major in the appropriate disciplinary area plus professional preparation to teach in a Georgia secondary school. During the final year, students will participate in a year-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar.

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      History, teacher certification track

      The School of Education works collaboratively with the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology to offer programs leading the certification to teach grades six through 12 in six disciplinary content areas: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Each B.S. or B.A. program includes a major in the appropriate disciplinary area plus professional preparation to teach in a Georgia secondary school. During the final year, students will participate in a year-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar.

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      Mathematics, teacher certification track

      The School of Education works collaboratively with the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology to offer programs leading the certification to teach grades six through 12 in six disciplinary content areas: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Each B.S. or B.A. program includes a major in the appropriate disciplinary area plus professional preparation to teach in a Georgia secondary school. During the final year, students will participate in a year-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar.

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      Political science, teacher certification track

      The School of Education works collaboratively with the Schools of Liberal Arts and Science and Technology to offer programs leading the certification to teach grades six through 12 in six disciplinary content areas: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Each B.S. or B.A. program includes a major in the appropriate disciplinary area plus professional preparation to teach in a Georgia secondary school. During the final year, students will participate in a year-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar.

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      Program Accreditation

      Georgia Professional Standards Commission Approval Status

      The following teacher education programs at Georgia Gwinnett College are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission: elementary education, middle grades education, special education, and teacher certification tracks in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science. Students completing these programs are eligible for initial teacher certification in the chosen content area.

      National Accreditation

      GGC’s educator preparation programs are nationally accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The National Council approved the following teacher education programs at Georgia Gwinnett College: elementary education, special education, and teacher certification tracks in biology, English, history, mathematics and political science. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) will review the newly offered middle grades education and the chemistry teacher certification in January of 2023 with all other GGC education programs.

      Engaged Learning

      GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations to provide tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.

      • Academic conference presentations
      • Internships
      • Service learning

      GGC also creates global engagement through internationalized i‑courses and study abroad opportunities.

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      Minors, Certificates, Certifications

      Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

        African American studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

        Anthropology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

        Biology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

        Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

        Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

        Business administration minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

        Business intelligence certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

        Chemistry minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

        Creative writing minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

        Criminal justice / criminology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

        Cybersecurity certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

        English minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

        Film minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

        Gender studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

        Geography minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

        Gerontology certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

        Global studies certification

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

        History minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

        Information technology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

        Integrative arts minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

        Latin American studies certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

        Mathematics minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

        Musical studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

        Paralegal certification

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

        Physics minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

        Political science minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

        Professional studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

        Religious studies minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

        Sociology minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

        Spanish for professionals certificate

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

        Spanish minor

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

        TESOL certification

        Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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        Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.

        Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.

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          Chart your four-year schedule of courses.

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          MENTORING MILESTONES

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          PROGRAM PLANS

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