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Spelman College Teacher Certification Program

Teacher Certification Preparation Program

Spelman Prepares Teachers Who Excel

Beginning in the fall 2018, the Spelman College education department began offering a teacher certification preparation program for individuals desiring to receive teacher certification in Georgia.

Applications for Fall 2019

The application period for the fall 2018 cohort has closed. If you are interested in the fall 2019 cohort and need to enroll in EDU 206 Orientation to Education, it will be offered summer 2019 at Spelman College. Please check this website for summer 2019 application details in January 2019.

About the Program

The teacher certification preparation program is a year-long program designed for college graduates from Spelman and outside institutions who wish to earn teacher certification. Successful completion of the coursework prepares students to receive state certification through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).

Teacher Certification Offerings

Teacher certification programs are available in the following content areas:

  • Secondary Education (grades 6-12)
    Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics,
    Physics or Political Science
  • Pre-Kindergarten -- 12th Grade Education
    Spanish or Music

Admission Prerequisites

  • A college degree in a teacher certification area (or a college degree with 21 acceptable credit hours in desired content area)
  • A passing score on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admissions Assessment or proof of exemption based on one of the following (verification must be provided):
    • SAT Score >1000 (combined total on Verbal and Math)
    • ACT Score >43 (combined total on English and Math)
  • A passing score on Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) in content area of certification
  • A minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Complete an Intro/Orientation to Education course by August 2018 for the Fall 2018 cohort

For More Information

Andrea Lewis, Ph.D.
404-270-5981 |



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