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Professional Licensure and Certification Information for Education Degree Programs

The following education degree programs at UNG meet the educational requirements students need to apply for professional licensure and certifications in Georgia. The programs may not meet education requirements for licensure or certification in other states.

Students who plan to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Georgia should contact the program coordinator and appropriate licensing entity for additional information and guidance.

Education Degree Programs

Secondary Education Major with Biology Concentration (B.S.)
Secondary Education Major with Chemistry Concentration (B.S.)
Secondary Education Major with Physics Concentration (B.S.)

Elementary and Special Education (B.S.)
English (B.A.) with Teacher Certification
History (B.A.) with Teacher Certification
Mathematics (B.S.) with Teacher Certification
Kinesiology (B.S.) with Teacher Certification
Art Education (B.S.)
Middle Grades Education (B.S.)
Music Education Major with Instrumental Concentration (B.S.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification
Teacher Certificate Endorsement Programs in Education
Certificate in Tier I School Leadership and Administration
Music with Choral Music Education Concentration (B.M.)
Secondary (6-12) and P-12 Teacher Education Programs
Tier II Add-On in Performance-Based School/District Leadership (Certification Only) Program
Education Specialist in Performance-Based School/District Leadership with Tier II Certification

In addition to our undergraduate program, there are alternate routes to biology 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.

Additional state certification assessments may be required before receiving educator certification or a GAPSC license.

Professional Licensure or Certification Disclosure

Upon completion of the teaching program, University of North Georgia (UNG) graduates will have satisfied all educational requirements in the state of Georgia.

UNG curriculum does not satisfy educational requirements for licensure in the following 49 states, U.S. territories, and District of Columbia:

Alabama
Colorado
Idaho
Kentucky
Michigan
Nebraska
New York
Oregon
Tennessee
Washington
American Samoa
Alaska
Connecticut
Illinois
Louisiana
Minnesota
Nevada
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Texas
West Virginia
CNMI
Arizona
Delaware
Indiana
Maine
Mississippi
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Rhode Island
Utah
Wisconsin
Guam
Arkansas
Florida
Iowa
Maryland
Missouri
New Jersey
Ohio
South Carolina
Vermont
Wyoming
Puerto Rico
California
Hawaii
Kansas
Massachusetts
Montana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Virginia
District of Columbia
U.S. Virgin Islands

For More Information

Applicants are encouraged to determine the specific requirements for any jurisdiction, including the state of Georgia, in which they intend to teach, by contacting the jurisdiction board.

Visit the teacher education listing from NC-SARA for state education board contact information.

State of Georgia Contact

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Avenue SE
Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032
GPSC Website
Email: Contact GaPSC
Phone: (404) 232-2500 Metro Atlanta and Long-Distance
Phone: (800) 869-7775 Toll Free Outside the Metro Atlanta Area

Contact UNG

UNG Licensure Contact - Education/Teaching
April A. Nelms, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Education
Office of Assessment and Accreditation
Phone: 706-867-2034
Email: April.Nelms@ung.edu

Discipline-Specific Accreditation or Approval Agency

The UNG’s College of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a national accreditor for education preparation programs.

UNG’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is a College of Education unit consisting of both undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs that collaborate on the design, delivery, approval and accreditation of all programs.

This information was posted on July 1, 2020. Some information might have changed since the update.

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