Academics: Majors and Programs

Teacher Preparation Programs With Certification

These programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC).

Early Childhood Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in
Early Childhood Education (Grades: Preschool - 5).

Secondary Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in Grades 6-12 for major programs in the following:

Preschool—12th Grade Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in Spanish

Note: Students in the Education Studies Program pursing teacher certification must be admitted to the program.  Students must apply for admission to the Education Studies Program after completing EDU 206 Orientation to Education.  Students who have not been admitted to the Education Studies Program will not be permitted to enroll/remain in any additional education courses.  

Teacher Preparation Programs with Certification
Approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Early Childhood Education: Students major in Early Childhood Education (Course Sequence) for preparation for teacher certification in Early Childhood Education, grades preschool – 5.
Secondary Education: Students major in one of the following subject areas for preparation for teacher certification in grades 6-12: Chemistry, English,  History, Mathematics, Physics and Political Science.
Preschool—12th Grade Education: Students major in Spanish for preparation for teacher certification in Spanish.

The Education Studies Program at Spelman College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards in November 2015. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the Education Studies Program (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Third-Party Comments
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by e-mail to:

Correspondence, which must be received by CAEP no later than three months prior to visit, will be submitted to the EPP for response via CAEP’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). CAEP will not upload anonymous comments to the site visit team or EPPs.