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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Chemistry

In addition to our undergraduate program, there are alternate routes to chemistry secondary education certification at the University of North Georgia (UNG). The Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification program allows those with an undergraduate degree to earn their initial teacher certification and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for individuals who possess degrees in majors other than education and wish to become initially certified in teaching fields comparable to their undergraduate degrees. (The MAT certification with a concentration in Secondary Education – Chemistry is not available at UNG).

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the teacher certification program, a student must:

  1. Complete 80 semester hours of credit with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  2. Complete EDUC 2110, 2120, and EDUC 2130 with a grade of "C" or better
  3. Complete all courses in Area A of the core curriculum with a grade of "C" or better
  4. Complete a Plan of study
  5. Proof of successful completion or exemption of GACE program admissions test
    • You may exempt GACE program admissions test if you can provide proof of any of the following:
      • SAT minimum score 1000 combined Verbal/Critical Reading and Math for tests taken prior to July 1, 2019
      • SAT minimum score 1080 combined Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Math for tests taken on or after July 1, 2019
    • A copy of your SAT, ACT, or GACE Program Admissions score report is REQUIRED with your application. See our FAQ page for additional information.
    • Transfer students must supply an official copy of test scores (SAT, ACT, or GACE Program Admissions).
  6. Complete an application for admission to the teacher certification program. Application deadline is posted on the department Web page
  7. Agree to request a criminal background check

Study Abroad Opportunities

The University of North Georgia (UNG) College of Education provides multiple opportunities for students to study abroad while pursuing their education degree. All current opportunities are for seniors in their final spring internship.


Dahlonega Campus

Dr. Royce Dansby-Sparks, Content Advisor

Education Advisor

Gainesville Campus

Dr. Patricia Todebush, Content Advisor

Carlton Brown, Education Advisor

Where Can This Program Lead You?

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