Teacher Certificate Endorsements General Admissions Requirements

Individuals seeking certificate endorsements must apply to the specific endorsement program (see School of Education website www.northgeorgia.edu/TE for a program application). The endorsement courses may be completed for graduate credit or for professional learning units.

A non-degree seeking student wishing to receive graduate credit for endorsement courses must apply as a non-degree seeking student through North Georgia's Office of Graduate Admissions. The following documents must be received prior to admission:

  1. North Georgia Graduate Admissions application and application fee.
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended documenting completion of a baccalaureate from a regionally-accredited, four-year institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with North Georgia's Graduate Admissions procedures. If an endorsement program applicant holds a master's degree, only the transcript showing the master's degree awarded is required for submission to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official international transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received a baccalaureate from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

The following document must be received prior to the first day of the term:

  1. North Georgia Immunization Certification form in accordance with Board of Regents policy.

Students who have not submitted all of the above documentation prior to the first day of the term will have a hold placed on their accounts and will not be allowed to register for subsequent terms until all documentation has been received.

A non-degree seeking student is not eligible for financial aid.

Students seeking professional learning units should apply to the specific endorsement program only through Teacher Education. Students seeking professional learning units (i.e. not graduate credit) will not be allowed to convert these units to graduate credit.

Any teacher certificate endorsement student who receives a grade of B or below will subject to a program review to determine the student's eligibility to enroll in coursework for the subsequent term. If an endorsement student is suspended from an endorsement program, the student must wait at least one year before applying for readmission. An endorsement student wishing to apply for admission to the MAT or MED degree program must notify the program coordinator, submit a new application, and meet all program admission requirements. No more than 12 hours of graduate credit earned while holding a non-degree status may subsequently be applied toward meeting the requirements of the MAT or MED graduate degree program. All credit to be applied toward a degree must be approved by the program coordinator.