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 requirements for the Teacher Education Program.
  2. If not required for program admission, attempt the GACE Content Assessment appropriate to the field.
  3. Possess valid liability insurance.
  4. Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Exit (360) Assessment.
  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.  
  7. Apply for clinical practice by the established deadline one academic semester prior to registration for the course.
  8. Note: School districts may have additional requirements for student teachers/interns placed in their schools. Student teachers/interns must meet these additional requirements.