Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Certification


The programs offered by the College of Education at the graduate level are designed to prepare teachers and other school personnel for certification in the State of Georgia. The College of Education, in accordance with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, provides courses for individuals who wish to reinstate expired certificates, add fields, and update certificates. For individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree, initial teaching certification may be obtained through the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program or similar non-degree graduate programs of study. Note: It is the students’ responsibility to confirm that their academic plans meet current certificate requirements of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

All College of Education candidates completing programs that qualify and plan to seek initial certification in Georgia must claim enrollment with Georgia Southern University as the program provider through their MyPSC account.  This will involve creating a MyPSC account with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Candidates who do not hold a valid non-renewal induction certificate must apply for a pre-service certificate.  This process is completed by submitting the online pre-service application and completing the Personal Affirmation Questions (PAQs) through MyPSC.  Candidates are also required to complete the GACE Ethics 360 Assessment and submit a notarized Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) to include a copy of U.S. citizenship documentation (forms are available at www.gapsc.com) that must be submitted to the Certification Officer, Angela Mills-Fleming, via amills@georgiasouthern.edu.  Upon the completion of the program, the candidate must complete the required GACE content assessment in the field they are seeking initial teaching certification. The Certification Officer will verify and electronically submit the TPMS program completion through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

College of Education candidates who are employed as educators in the State of Georgia will complete the application for certification process through their local units of administration (LUA). Program completion will be verified to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission through the College of Education Certification Officer, Ms. Angela Mills-Fleming, 912-344-2552 or amills@georgiasouthern.edu.