Department of Teacher Education

To be eligible to receive the initial four-year teaching certificate in Georgia, a student must complete a bachelor's degree program designed to meet the needs of teachers in a specific teaching field and be recommended by the institution whose program has been completed.

North Georgia College & State University offers undergraduate programs in middle grades education and a dual major in early childhood and special education (P-5). The university also offers secondary education programs (grades 6-12) in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, history, and offers programs leading to P-12 certification in art, French, Spanish, music, and physical education.

Course requirements for the middle grade, and early childhood/special education programs are found in this section. Course requirements for the programs in the other teaching fields are found in the area of the catalog devoted to that specific academic area.

North Georgia College & State University offers a number of programs leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Specific information about the M.Ed. and MAT is found in the Graduate Bulletin.