Student Resources

How to become a Teacher in Georgia

The certification process can be overwhelming and difficult, and information differs from state to state. A simple breakdown of the steps can make a world of difference to prospective teachers - can be a huge help to those navigating the path to becoming a teacher. To become a teacher in Georgia, please click here.

Georgia Assessments for Certification of Educators (GACE)

The GACE ( changed as of August 17, 2013. Please review the information here and read the following documents.

  1. Steps to Establish Eligibility to Test Through
  2. The Latest on GACE
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
GACE math practice is now available to students by accessing the link below and then selecting any of the lessons in the GACE math test prep courses to receive free practice.
  • GACE Math Test Prep

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Karen Lucas.

Application Forms

The application to apply for admission to Teacher Education programs is provided online. Information on when the online application opens for the fall 2020 cohort in Early Childhood and Special Education, Middle Grades Education, or Secondary Education Certification Tracks in Biology or Mathematics will be provided in December 2019. So, please check back at that time for more details.


Liability Policy and Process

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Accidents can happen to you and to the students and other individuals you come into contact with each day while working in the schools. Teacher candidates are not employees of the school system where they are placed and thus are not provided any medical, accidental, or workman’s compensation insurance by the school. Keep in mind that financial penalties can be extreme particularly when public school students are injured as a result of a teacher candidate’s negligent acts or omissions regardless of the intent or effort.

Student Complaint Process

If a student has a complaint which is not specifically addressed in the College Catalog and Student Handbook, he or she should submit a written description to the department head who has responsibility for the area of concern. The department head or designee will investigate the complaint, take action if necessary, and respond to the student in writing. If the student is not satisfied with the department head’s resolution, he or she may then complain in writing to that individual’s immediate supervisor. Such appeals, if necessary, may proceed to the department head’s dean of college. In certain circumstances, students may also request mediation to resolve disputes with other students, faculty, and staff, as described in the College’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy. Students may also utilize the SGA Concerns Committee for concerns related to campus that impact the entire campus community. The process for filing a complaint or concern can be found here.

Appeal Procedure

As stated in the Academic Standing Appeals Process at the College of Coastal Georgia: Students with extenuating circumstances that have negatively affected their academic performance may file an appeal for earlier readmission with the Scholastic and Academic Standing Committee. Appeals must be received by date designated by the registrar and appeals received after the deadline will be considered only for a subsequent term. Appeals must include a one page personal statement, academic improvement plan and proposed class schedule. Documentation regarding extenuating circumstances is highly recommended. Appeals are considered on a case-by-case basis and the Committee has the right to restrict enrollment and course selection. All decisions are final. A student readmitted on appeal must achieve a minimum of 2.0 term grade point average to continue their enrollment. Failure to do so will result in a second academic suspension.

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