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Spelman Teacher Preparation Programs

Teacher Preparation Programs With Certification

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures (PDF)

Spelman College’s educator preparation programs are accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System. The teacher preparation programs are also approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC). The national accreditation and state approvals recognizes that our education programs have met national and state professional standards for the preparation of educators. In NCATE‘s performance based accreditation system, institutions must provide evidence of competent teacher candidate performance. Teacher candidates must know the subject matter they plan to teach and how to teach effectively so that all students learn.

Elementary Education P-5 Course Sequence (PDF)

The following education programs at Spelman College are NCATE-accredited until May 2023:
Elementary Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in Grades PreK-5

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

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science

PreKindergarten - 12th Grade Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in Spanish 

The following education programs at Spelman College are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) until May 2023:
Elementary Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in Grades PreK-5

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

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science

PreKindergarten - 12th Grade Education: Preparation for Teacher Certification in Spanish and Music

Teacher Certification-only in our approved secondary and P-12 programs

Endorsement Programs: Urban Education

For more information on Spelman College’s state approval status, visit our profile on the GaPSC website.

Future Accreditation
Please note that, as of July 1, 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a new accrediting body for educator preparation programs in the United States. This merger does not affect the accreditation status of Spelman College’s certification programs. Spelman College is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards in Fall 2022, following our established accreditation cycle.

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