Admission to Educator Preparation is required for admission to junior- and senior-level courses in the majors. The requirements below must be met for admission into Educator Preparation for the following majors: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education and Special Education, as well as the Teacher Certification Tracks of the biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and political science majors.

Eligibility for Admission to Educator Preparation

To be eligible to apply for admission, students must:

  1. Declare a pre-major (login required) in one of the following: 
  • Elementary Education (certification to teach grades Preschool – 5)
  • Middle Grades Education (certification to teach grades 4 – 8)
  • 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 scores on file at GGC. The passing score requirement is as follows:
  • For recentering SAT® scores prior to April 1995, visit Georgia Professional Standards Commission to convert scores.
  • For SAT Score Reports dated prior to July 1, 2019:
    • 1000 on Verbal/Critical Reading, and Math, OR
    • 1000 on Evidence based Reading/Writing and Math
  • For Score Reports dated on or after July 1, 2019: 1080 on Evidence based Reading/Writing AND Math.
  1. Earn a grade of C or better in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and EDUC 2130 (or have approved course substitutions) by the end of the semester prior to beginning the program.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.