Secondary or P-12 Education Certification

For Those Interested in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) Certification with a BUSINESS Degree

Students who plan to seek teacher certification after completion of the B.B.A. program (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, Management, Marketing, or Regional Economic Development) may achieve this through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or a non-degree certification program. To meet content requirements, the following courses must be completed as part of or in addition to your current program of study.

Credit Hours
CSCI   1230Introduction to BASIC Programming3
GCM   1321Desktop Publishing2
GCM   1411Desktop Publishing Laboratory1
IT   1130Introduction to Information Technology3
WRIT   3230Writing in the Workplace3
Total Credit Hours12

The following education courses may also be taken as electives while enrolled in your bachelor’s program:

Courses that a student can take as an undergraduate that will count toward certification requirements but will not count toward MAT degree requirements are:

Credit Hours
ITEC   3430Instructional Technology for P-12 Teaching Fields3
READ   3330Content Literacy3
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education3

Education Area F “Preprofessional Block” (PPB) courses may also be taken; however the PPB courses will not count toward meeting certification requirements or MAT degree requirements. These courses can provide undergraduate students information and experiences in school settings that will help them make more informed decisions about becoming a teacher. Since the three PPB courses have USG-mandated field requirements, the following guidance should be followed:

  • BA/BS/BBA majors can take the complete 9 credit hour PPB block of courses with the required 50 credit hour field experience; OR
  • BA/BS/BBA majors can take Exploring Learning and Teaching (EDUC   2130) concurrently with PPB Practicum (EDUC   2090) (50 contact credit hours in a school) – total of 3 credit hours. After taking Exploring Learning and Teaching (EDUC   2130), those students can take one or both of the other PPB courses with approximately 10 credit hours of field experience with each course.These courses are:
Credit Hours
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts3

NOTE: GACE Program Admission Assessment and GACE Content Assessment examination and 2.5 cumulative GPA requirements must be met for certification program admission and should be considered during enrollment in the bachelor’s program.

For Those Interested in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) Certification with an ECONOMICS Degree

Students who plan to seek teacher certification after completion of the B.B.A. Economics program may achieve this through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or a non-degree certification program. If all B.B.A. Economic requirements are met, typically no other Economics content courses are required.

The following education courses may also be taken as electives while enrolled in your bachelor’s program:

Courses that a student can take as an undergraduate that will count toward certification requirements but will not count toward MAT degree requirements are:

Credit Hours
ITEC   3430Instructional Technology for P-12 Teaching Fields3
READ   3330Content Literacy3
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education3

Education Area F “Preprofessional Block” (PPB) courses may also be taken; however the PPB courses will not count toward meeting certification requirements or MAT degree requirements. These courses can provide undergraduate students information and experiences in school settings that will help them make more informed decisions about becoming a teacher. Since the three PPB courses have USG-mandated field requirements, the following guidance should be followed:

  • BA/BS/BBA majors can take the complete 9 credit hour PPB block of courses with the required 50 credit hour field experience; OR
  • BA/BS/BBA majors can take Exploring Learning and Teaching (EDUC   2130) concurrently with PPB Practicum (EDUC   2090) (50 contact credit hours in a school) – total of 3 credit hours. After taking Exploring Learning and Teaching (EDUC   2130), those students can take one or both of the other PPB courses with approximately 10 credit hours of field experience with each course.These courses are:
Credit Hours
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts3

NOTE: GACE Program Admission Assessment and GACE Content Assessment examination and 2.5 cumulative GPA requirements must be met for certification program admission and should be considered during enrollment in the bachelor’s program.