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 (4-8), a dual major in early childhood/special education (P-5) and secondary education certification (6-12) in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, history and a minor in Appalachian Studies. In addition, North Georgia offers programs leading to P-12 certification in art, music, and physical education.

Course requirements for the middle grades, 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 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 programs may be found in the Graduate Bulletin.