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To gain admission into the College of Education and one of its outstanding programs, please note program-specific requirements found below and plan accordingly. For more information on specific requirements, read our Admissions FAQs

Please click on your program of choice below for information pertaining to application dates, deadlines, and requirements. For all College of Education (COE) programs, if the number of applications exceeds maximum capacity, then the COE Admissions will review applications and make admissions decisions based on academic standing. Those not admitted are welcome to reapply, and we strongly recommend that students make an appointment with their academic advisor to review their options.

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION

Early Childhood Education and Special Education Program

Entrance into program: Deadline for application submission is January 30 - February 3.

If the number of applications exceeds maximum capacity for the ECE/SPED dual degree in the College of Education, then Admissions will review applications and make admissions decisions based on academic standing. Those not admitted are welcome to reapply, and we strongly recommend that students make an appointment with their academic advisor to review their options.

The Early Childhood and Special Education program offers a dual major in early childhood and special education, preparing students to work in both fields in grades P-5. All ECE/SPED cohorts begin in the fall (one summer attendance is required before admittance into the program). During the fall placement, candidates are assigned to selected area schools and expected to attend preplanning along with the classroom teachers during both years of the program. Check Admissions FAQ for more information.

Submit the following application materials as a complete packet:

  • Completed teacher education application for admission.
  • Completed Pre-Service application for Pre-Service Certificate.
  • Signed and notarized Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) affidavit form (must include clear copy of acceptable ID as noted on Pg. 2 of Pre-Service Certification Application).
  • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Education Ethics Assessment.
  • Copy of Professional Liability Insurance showing coverage for entire length of program (2 years), through graduation.
  • Copy of unofficial transcript reflecting:
    • GPA of 2.75
    • Completion of 60 semester credit hours that are applicable to program degree plan of study, including the completion of all courses in Area A1 (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102), A2 (Math) and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, EDUC 2130), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
  • Copy of Plan of Study signed by your College of Education Advisor.
  • Proof of successful completion or exemption of GACE Program Admissions Test
    • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions Tests if you can provide proof of any of the following:

      SAT Minimum required score of 1000 (Critical Reading & Math scores combined)
      or
      ACT Minimum required score of 43 (English & Math scores combined)

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you…

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 2.75;
  • Register with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and secure your MyPSC account; and
  • If you are a transfer student, apply to UNG and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at your previous institution.

Special Note for Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to apply for admission to Teacher Education must first apply for admission to the University.  Please note that admission to the University does not automatically guarantee admission to Teacher Education.  Transfer students must also submit a letter of recommendation from an Education Professor at the previous institution.

Admission to the Early Childhood Special Education program places candidates in a cohort of students.  These cohorts complete the entire professional education program sequence together over a period of sequential semesters, including summer semesters.

Middle Grades Program (Dahlonega)

Fall Entrance into program: Deadline for application submission is January 30 - February 3.

The middle level program prepares students to work in grades 4-8. Middle level candidates select two teaching field concentrations (Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Reading). All middle level cohorts begin in the fall semester. During the fall placement of the senior year, candidates are assigned to selected area schools and expected to attend preplanning along with the classroom teachers. Check Admissions FAQ for more information.

Submit the following application materials as a complete packet:
  • Completed teacher education application for admission.
  • Completed Pre-Service application for Pre-Service Certificate.
  • Signed and notarized Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) affidavit form (Must include clear copy of acceptable ID as noted on Pg. 2 on the Pre-Service Certificate Application).
  • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Education Ethics Assessment.
  • Copy of Professional Liability Insurance showing coverage for entire length of program (2 years), through graduation.
  • Copy of unofficial transcript reflecting:
    • GPA of 2.75
    • completion of 60 semester credit hours that are applicable to program degree plan of study, including the completion of all courses in Area A1 (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102), A2 (Math) and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, EDUC 2130), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
  • Copy of Plan of Study signed by your College of Education Advisor.
  • Proof of successful completion or exemption of GACE Program Admissions Test
    • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions Tests if you can provide proof of any of the following:

      SAT Minimum required score of 1000 (Critical Reading & Math scores combined)
      or
      ACT Minimum required score of 43 (English & Math scores combined)

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you…

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 2.75;
  • Register with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and secure your MyPSC account; and
  • If you are a transfer student, apply to UNG and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at your previous institution.
Secondary Content Programs (Dahlonega)

Spring Entrance into program: Deadline for submission is August 28 - September 1  

Please contact your content department to request an advisor in biology, chemistry, English, history, or mathematics education. Regarding admissions into the College of Education, please note the following requirements and check Admissions FAQ for additional information.

Submit the following application materials as a complete packet:
  • Completed teacher education application for admission.
  • Completed pre-service certification application for Pre-Service Certificate.
  • Signed and notarized Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) affidavit form (Must include clear copy of acceptable ID as noted on Pg. 2 on the Pre-Service Certificate Application).
  • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Education Ethics Assessment.
  • Copy of Professional Liability Insurance showing coverage entire length of program (2 years), through graduation.
  • Copy of unofficial transcript reflecting:
    • GPA of 2.75
    • completion of 80 semester credit hours that are applicable to program degree plan of study, including the completion of all courses in Area A1 (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102), A2 (Math) and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, EDUC 2130), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
  • Copy of Plan of Study signed by your College of Education Advisor.
  • Proof of successful completion or exemption of GACE Program Admissions Test
    • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions Tests if you can provide proof of any of the following:

      SAT Minimum required score of 1000 (Critical Reading & Math scores combined)
      or
      ACT Minimum required score of 43 (English & Math scores combined)

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you…

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 2.75;
  • Register with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and secure your MyPSC account; and
  • If you are a transfer student, apply to UNG and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at your previous institution.
Art, Music, or Health and Physical Education P-12 Programs (Dahlonega)

Art Education Program - Fall Entrance into program: Deadline for submission is January 30 - February 3.
Music, Health and Physical Programs - Spring Entrance into program: Deadline for submission is August 28 - September 1.

Please contact your content department to request an advisor in Art, Music, or Health and Physical Education. Regarding admissions into the College of Education, please note the following requirements and check Admissions FAQ for additional information.

Submit the following application materials as a complete packet:
  • Completed teacher education application for admission.
  • Completed Pre-Service certification application.
  • Signed and notarized Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) affidavit form.
  • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Education Ethics Assessment.
  • Copy of Professional Liability Insurance showing coverage entire length of program (2 years) through graduation.
  • Copy of unofficial transcript reflecting:
    • GPA of 2.75
    • completion of 80 semester credit hours that are applicable to program degree plan of study, including the completion of all courses in Area A1 (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102), A2 (Math) and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, EDUC 2130, ISCI 2001, ISCI 2002, and MATH 2008), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
  • Copy of Plan of Study signed by your College of Education Advisor.
  • Proof of successful completion or exemption of GACE Program Admissions Test
    • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions Tests if you can provide proof of any of the following:

      SAT Minimum required score of 1000 (Critical Reading & Math scores combined)
      or
      ACT Minimum required score of 43 (English & Math scores combined)

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you…

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 2.75;
  • Register with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and secure your MyPSC account; and
  • If you are a transfer student, apply to UNG and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at your previous institution.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Athletic Training (Dahlonega)

Deadline for submission is January 9 - 13.

Our Athletic Training Education program is offered as a bachelor degree the Dahlonega campus. Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession. The certified athletic trainer is a highly-educated and skilled professional who specializes in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health professionals, the certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team and can work in a variety of settings, including secondary schools, colleges or universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports, health clubs and industrial businesses.

  • Step 1. Note dates for your program’s application submission deadlines. Applications are available approximately one-month before the deadline. Please be aware that state requirements change frequently.
  • Step 2. Review the application for admissions. Make a note of individual deadlines and needed documents and information.
  • Step 3. Provide a copy of your Transguid with your application. You must:
    • Complete 40 semester hours of earned credit and
    • Earned an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher by the end of the semester in which you apply to the program.
  • Step 4. Submit an updated and signed unofficial Plan of Study. You must have completed all courses in Area A (Essential Skills) classes, BIOL 2120K, and BIOL 2130K with a grade of "C" or better. All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed by the end of the semester in which you apply to the program.
  • Step 5. Register with CertifiedBackground.com (package code NB13) and complete a background check (admission may be revoked if serious offenses are found).
  • Step 6. Complete an application for admission to the Athletic Training Program.
  • Step 7. Provide the following materials along with your application:
    • Technical Standards Form,
    • Physical Evaluation Form,
    • ATEP Observational Hours in Athletic Training Form,
    • Immunization Form,
    • Current Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association),
    • Current Standard First Aid certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association),
    • Letter of Intent, and
    • Two letters of recommendation, one from a certified Athletic Trainer who is not affiliated with UNG and one from someone other than a member of your family.
  • Step 8. Await the decision of the Athletic Training Education program. If you meet the above qualifications, you will be notified within 30 business days, after the close of the application period, and, if you qualify, invited to interview for entrance to the ATE program. This select program has a limited and reserved for the highest ranking candidates.
Exercise Science Program (Dahlonega)

Deadline for submission is December 5 - 9

Our Health and Physical Education Major with Emphasis in Exercise Science program or Exercise Science program is offered as an associate or bachelor degree the Dahlonega campus. The Exercise Science program provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical competencies to prepare students to be effective and competitive in clinical, corporate, and fitness settings. The Exercise Science program is also designed to prepare students for professional organization certifications and post-graduate studies in exercise science or other health-related disciplines. To gain admission into the College of Education and one of its outstanding programs, please note program-specific requirements found below and plan accordingly.

  • Step 1. Note dates for your program’s application submission deadlines. Applications are available approximately one-month before the deadline. Please be aware that state requirements change frequently.
  • Step 2. Review the application for admissions. Make a note of individual deadlines and needed documents and information.
  • Step 3. Complete an application for admission to the Exercise Science Program.
  • Step 4. Provide a copy of your Transguid with your application, showing that you have:
    • Completed 40 semester hours of earned credit, and
    • Earned an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher by the end of the spring semester (this should be the semester following application submission to the    program).
  • Step 4. Submit an updated and signed unofficial Plan of Study with your application. You must have completed all courses in Area A (Essential Skills) classes, BIOL 2120K, and BIOL 2130K with a grade of "C" or better. All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed no later than the end of the spring semester (this should be the semester following application submission to the program).
  • Step 5. Attach an up-to-date resume to your application (example).
  • Step 6. Await the decision of the Exercise Science Education program. If you meet the above qualifications, you will be notified within 30 business days, after the close of the application period, and, if you qualify, to await notice for an interview for entrance to the Exercise Science program. This select program has a limited and reserved for the highest ranking candidates.
Health and Physical Education with a Minor Program (Dahlonega and Gainesville)

Deadline for submission is February 6 - 10

Our Health and Physical Education Major with a Minor program or HPE program is offered as an associate or bachelor degree on both the Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses. The overarching purpose of Physical Education is to provide the necessary knowledge base and practical skills for our students to be effective and competitive in a wide variety of physical education settings. The degree provides a broad background in health and physical education topics and the opportunity to study courses in one of many UNG minors. We also offer a fully online master degree in Health and Physical Education.

  • Step 1. Note deadlines for your program’s application submission deadlines. Applications are available approximately one-month before the deadline. Please be aware that state requirements change frequently.
  • Step 2. Review the application for admission.
  • Step 3. Complete an application for admission to the Health and Physical Education Major with a Minor Program. It is strongly encouraged that this process be initiated during the sophomore year.
  • Step 4. Provide a copy of your Transguid with your application, showing that you have
    • Completed 30 semester hours of earned credit, and
    • Earned an overall grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
  • Step 5. Submit an updated and signed unofficial Plan of Study. You must have completed 30 semester credit hours that are applicable to the program degree of study, including Area A1 (ENGL 1101, ENGL1102), A2 (Math), with a grade of “C” or better.

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