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Applying to the College of Education

  1. Talk with your advisor about the changes
  2. Take the GaPSC Code of Ethics Exit assessment
  3. Take the GACE Program Admissions Assessment
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    2. Secure testing from home will be available see GACE testing options at
  4. Apply online for the College of Education at:


"Preparing Skilled, Reflective Decision Makers"

A career in education is multi-faceted, offering challenges, personal satisfaction, and interaction with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Faculty and staff in the GSW College of Education are dedicated to the preparation of future educators and professional growth through graduate work in Education. Partner school systems provide real-life experiences in the preparation of teachers so that graduates of the GSW College of Education are ready to meet the opportunities to positively impact P-12 student learning.

The College of Education at Georgia Southwestern State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All initial teacher preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). 



Please follow the College of Education (COE) on Twitter, Instagram, and Canes Connect. Updates will be sent out as soon as possible regarding revised processes for teacher candidates in the COE for GACE testing, admission, field experience, etc. due to the extenuating circumstances with COVID-19.

 Twitter: @gswedudean

Instagram: @gswedudean

Canes Connect: Office of Field and Clinical Experiences



The administration, faculty, and staff of the College of Education at Georgia Southwestern State University proudly announce that the Continuous Improvement Commission of The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has continued the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) at the initial teacher preparation level. Program faculty are especially excited to announce the Commission cited no areas for improvement relative to any of the NCATE standards.


A special thanks to our partner school network, colleagues, alumni, and student candidates for supporting our teacher preparation programs. The next accreditation visit will use the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) standards and is scheduled for Spring 2022.



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