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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.

Application Information

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.

Teacher Certification Programs

Middle Grades Program (Dahlonega & Gainesville)

Entrance into program: The online application will open on January 20, 2020 and close January 31, 2020. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

The middle level program prepares students to work in grades 4-8. Middle level candidates select two teaching field concentrations (Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts). 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.

Complete Application for Admission:
  • The following documents must be uploaded when completing the application online:
    • Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey
    • Completed pre-service certificate application (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application)
    • Completed Verification of Lawful Presence Affidavit form (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application. Please note, this document must be completed in its entirety and notarized before uploading to your application.)
    • A photocopy of the photo identification that was used when notarizing the VLP (driver’s license, passport, or other government issued photo ID. If using a passport, you MUST include the front and back pages)
    • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Ethics Entry Assessment
    • A copy of curren professional liability insurance
    • A completed plan of study signed by your College of Education advisor
    • Test Scores for GACE Program Admissions, SAT, or ACT
      •  You may exempt GACE Program Admissions by providing proof of the following:
        • For SAT® Score Reports dated prior to 7/1/19
          • 1000 on Verbal/Critical Reading, and Math (Note that this is the previous SAT title used prior to March 2016.), OR
          • 1000 on Evidence based Reading/Writing and Math (Note that this is current SAT title as of March 2016.)
          • For recentering SAT® scores prior to April, 1995, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
        • For Score Reports dated on or after 7/1/19
          • 1080 on Evidence based Reading/Writing AND Math
        • Tests from two test administrations can be combined to meet the exemption requirement. 
          (Ex: Verbal from one SAT test administration combined with Math from another SAT test administration.)
        • In combining scores from two test administrations, if one of the score reports is dated on or after 7/1/19, the minimum SAT score to exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment (PAA) must be 1080. 
          (Ex. The math score from a score report dated prior to 7/1/19 can be combined with the Evidence based Reading/Writing score from a score report dated on or after 7/1/19, to meet the 1080 minimum required exemption score.)
        • ACT minimum score of 43 combing English and Math
        • The minimum passing score for GACE Program Admissions is 250 in each section (reading, math, and writing)
      • OFFICIAL SAT or ACT score report if exempting GACE Program Admissions. Unofficial test scores and transcripts are no longer accepted.
  • Additional program requirements are:
    • A GPA of 2.75 or higher upon admission to the program
    • 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 ALL Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, EDUC 2130, and Teaching Field #1 and #2 coursework), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
      • Content area grade requirements are as follows:
        • Math: require a “C” or higher in all MATH content courses
        • English: require a “C” or higher in all ENGL content courses and a “B” or higher in ENGL 2050, ENGL 2230 and 21XX
        • History: require a “C” or higher in all HIST, POLS, ANTH, ECON, SOCI, or GEOG courses, regardless of AS or BS
        • Biology, chemistry and physics: require a “C” or higher in all content courses

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you…

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 3.0;
  • 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 & Gainesville)

Spring Entrance into program: Deadline for submission is August 24, 2020 - September 11, 2020.

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.

Complete the Application for Admission
  • The following documents must be uploaded when completing the application online.
    • Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey
    • Completed pre-service certificate application (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application)
    • Completed Verification of Lawful Presence Affidavit form (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application. Please note, this document must be completed in its entirety and notarized before uploading to your application.)
    • A photocopy of the photo identification that was used when notarizing the VLP (driver’s license, passport, or other government issued photo ID. If using a passport, you MUST include the front and back pages)
    • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Ethics Entry Assessment
    • A copy of current professional liability insurance
    • A completed plan of study signed by your College of Education advisor
    • Test Scores for GACE Program Admissions, SAT, or ACT
      • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions by providing proof of the following:
        • For SAT® Score Reports dated prior to 7/1/19
          • 1000 on Verbal/Critical Reading, and Math (Note that this is the previous SAT title used prior to March 2016.), OR
          • 1000 on Evidence based Reading/Writing and Math (Note that this is current SAT title as of March 2016.)
          • For recentering SAT® scores prior to April, 1995, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
        • For Score Reports dated on or after 7/1/19
          • 1080 on Evidence based Reading/Writing AND Math
        • Tests from two test administrations can be combined to meet the exemption requirement. 
          (Ex: Verbal from one SAT test administration combined with Math from another SAT test administration.)
        • In combining scores from two test administrations, if one of the score reports is dated on or after 7/1/19, the minimum SAT score to exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment (PAA) must be 1080. 
          (Ex. The math score from a score report dated prior to 7/1/19 can be combined with the Evidence based Reading/Writing score from a score report dated on or after 7/1/19, to meet the 1080 minimum required exemption score.) 
        • ACT minimum score of 43 combing English and Math
        • The minimum passing score for GACE Program Admissions is 250 in each section (reading, math, and writing)
      • OFFICIAL SAT or ACT score report if exempting GACE Program Admissions. Unofficial test scores and transcripts are no longer accepted.
  • Additional program requirements are:
    • GPA of 2.75 or higher upon admission to the program
    • Completion of 60-80 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), and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, and EDUC 2130), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
    • A copy of DegreeWorks audit OR plan of study signed by your College of Education advisor AND content advisor
  • The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you:
    • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 3.0
    • Register with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and secure your MyPSC account
    • If you are a transfer student, apply to UNG and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor at your previous institution.

Art or Music Education P-12 Programs (Dahlonega)

Art Education Program - The online application will open on January 20, 2020 and close January 31, 2020.

Music Education Program - The online application will open on January 20, 2020 and close January 31, 2020 and August 24, 2020 - September 11, 2020. 

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

Complete Application for Admission:
  • The following documents must be uploaded when completing the application online:
    • Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey
    • Completed pre-service certificate application (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application)
    • Completed Verification of Lawful Presence Affidavit form (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application. Please note, this document must be completed in its entirety and notarized before uploading to your application.)
    • A photocopy of the photo identification that was used when notarizing the VLP (driver’s license, passport, or other government issued photo ID. If using a passport, you MUST include the front and back pages)
    • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Ethics Entry Assessment
    • A copy of current professional liability insurance
    • A completed plan of study signed by your College of Education advisor
    • Test Scores for GACE Program Admissions, SAT, or ACT
      • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions by providing proof of the following:
        • For SAT® Score Reports dated prior to 7/1/19
          • 1000 on Verbal/Critical Reading, and Math (Note that this is the previous SAT title used prior to March 2016.), OR
          • 1000 on Evidence based Reading/Writing and Math (Note that this is current SAT title as of March 2016.)
          • For recentering SAT® scores prior to April, 1995, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
        • For Score Reports dated on or after 7/1/19
          • 1080 on Evidence based Reading/Writing AND Math
        • Tests from two test administrations can be combined to meet the exemption requirement. 
          (Ex: Verbal from one SAT test administration combined with Math from another SAT test administration.)
        • In combining scores from two test administrations, if one of the score reports is dated on or after 7/1/19, the minimum SAT score to exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment (PAA) must be 1080. 
          (Ex. The math score from a score report dated prior to 7/1/19 can be combined with the Evidence based Reading/Writing score from a score report dated on or after 7/1/19, to meet the 1080 minimum required exemption score.) 
        • ACT minimum score of 43 combing English and Math
        • The minimum passing score for GACE Program Admissions is 250 in each section (reading, math, and writing)
      • OFFICIAL SAT or ACT score report if exempting GACE Program Admissions. Unofficial test scores and transcripts are no longer accepted.
  • Additional program requirements are:
    • GPA of 2.75 or high upon admission to the program
    • 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), and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, EDUC 2130, and Area A2 Math), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
    • A copy of DegreeWorks audit OR plan of study signed by your advisor

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you…

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 3.0;
  • 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.

Kinesiology with a Concentration in Teacher Certification (P-12 Health & Physical Education Teacher Certification) (Gainesville)

Spring Entrance into program: Deadline for submission is August 24, 2020 - September 11, 2020.

Complete Application for Admission:

  • The following documents must be uploaded when completing the application online
    • Candidate Beliefs Self-Assessment Survey
    • Completed pre-service certificate application (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application)
    • Completed Verification of Lawful Presence Affidavit form (document provided in application to download, complete, then upload in the application. Please note, this document must be completed in its entirety and notarized before uploading to your application.)
    • A photocopy of the photo identification that was used when notarizing the VLP (driver’s license, passport, or other government issued photo ID. If using a passport, you MUST include the front and back pages)
    • Proof of successful completion of Georgia Ethics Entry Assessment
    • A copy of current professional liability insurance
    • A completed plan of study signed by your College of Education advisor
    • Test Scores for GACE Program Admissions, SAT, or ACT
      • You may exempt GACE Program Admissions by providing proof of the following:
        • SAT minimum score 1000 combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math OR Critical Reading and Math for tests taken prior to July 1, 2019
        • SAT minimum score 1080 combing Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math for tests taken on or after July 1, 2019
        • ACT minimum score of 43 combing English and Math
        • The minimum passing score for GACE Program Admissions is 250 in each section (reading, math, and writing)
      • OFFICIAL SAT or ACT score report if exempting GACE Program Admissions. Unofficial test scores and transcripts are no longer accepted.
  • Additional program requirements are:
    • GPA of 2.75 or higher upon admission to the program
    • Completion of 60-80 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), and Area F (EDUC 2110, EDUC2120, and EDUC 2130), with grades of C or better upon entering the program.
    • A copy of DegreeWorks audit OR plan of study signed by your College of Education advisor AND content advisor

The College of Education Admissions office also requires that you...

  • Must maintain a documented, overall (UNG and Transfer) grade point average of 3.0
    once accepted;
  • 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.

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