Students interested in teaching any subject matter in middle and high school have the option of pursuing a Secondary Teacher Certification alongside their subject-specific major.

Grovetown High School teacher Laura Reeder instructs students in history.

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Steps to Completion

  1.  Interested students complete the undergraduate curriculum, with similar requirements as the subject degree, but choosing courses broader in content.
  2.  After completing the core requirements, interested students must be admitted into the teacher education program.
  3.  Admitted students will then take the pedagogy and curriculum courses that lead towards Georgia certification.
  4.  The final semester will be devoted to student teaching in a local high school.



Formal admission into the educator preparation programs is separate from admission to Augusta University. Only candidates who satisfy the following criteria will be considered for admission into the BSEd in Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program:

  1. Completion of areas A-F of your track sheet. All candidates must complete EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130 before entering the program.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 (Regents) or a GPA of 2.75 (Overall) as a transfer candidate into Augusta University.
  3. Official GACE Program Admissions Assessment (GACE Basic Skills) Passing Scores (score of 250 or higher required in each section) OR combined total (all three sections) 750

    May exempt GACE Basic Skills if:
    • SAT - scored 1080 or higher (Critical Reading and Math combined), if after July 1, 2019; scored 1000 or higher (Critical Reading and Math combined), if before before July 1, 2019
    • ACT - scored 43 or higher (English and Math combined)
    • GRE - scored a 297 or higher (Quantitative and Verbal combined)
  4. Official GACE Content Scores (Required for Secondary) score of 220 or higher required in both sections
  5. Successful completion of the Educator Ethics – Program Entry Exam (350). This assessment is not scored but must be completed for program admission. In order to take the ethics assessment, create or update your MyPSC account on the GaPSC website, choose Augusta University as your program provider and select option 7 as your reason for testing. In one to two days, you will receive a testing link form ETS. This will allow you to both pay and complete the assessment.
  6. Candidates will not be eligible for acceptance until they have submitted the Pre-Service Certification application available from the Augusta University Certification Office in UH 345.
  7. A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

Contact Us

  Dr. Juan Walker
University Hall, Suite 366
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Application Deadlines

In order for an individual to be considered the online application and all materials must be received on or before the deadlines below.

Fall: June 2nd

Spring: December 1st