Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission to Graduate Clinical Practice

Clinical practice is required in all teacher preparation programs at the initial certification level. In order to participate in the student teaching/internship program, a teacher candidate in a MAT or graduate non-degree certification program must:

  1. Meet all admission and retention requirements for the Teacher Education Program.
  2. If not required for program admission, attempt the GACE Content Assessment for the field of certification.
  3. Possess valid liability insurance.
  4. Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics (360) Assessment (if not completed for program admission).
  5. If not employed as a Teacher of Record, possess a Preservice Certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
  6. Candidates employed as Teachers of Record must be teaching full-time in the area of certification they are seeking during the semester of clinical practice/internship.  

Note: School districts may have additional requirements for student teachers/interns placed in their schools. Student teachers/interns must meet these additional requirements.