Secondary (6-12) and P-12 Teacher Education Programs

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program, a student must:

  1. complete 40 semester hours of credit applicable to the degree program with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher;
  2. complete EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, EDUC 2130 and Area F courses with a grade of "C" or better;
  3. successfully complete the field experience hours and display the professional dispositions required to work with students in schools;
  4. post a passing score on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment test or its equivalent (see the Teacher Education Department for registration and exemption information);
  5. complete an application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application deadline is posted on the department web page;
  6. provide an updated criminal background check through
  7. provide proof of liability insurance that is valid through projected graduation date. This insurance can be purchased through either of the professional educational organizations listed on the application form or through a rider on the applicant's homeowner or umbrella insurance policy.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60 hours

Check with the individual degree programs for exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-F of the core curriculum.

Courses in Secondary and P-12 Education Programs

Secondary Education (biology, chemistry, English, history, and mathematics) students major in their academic departments as do those in the P-12 programs (art, music, and physical education). Programs of study are listed with the appropriate academic department. The following courses require admission to teacher education and are included in many of those programs of study.

EDUC 3002, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3003L, LART 3106 and the final internship are required in most P-12 and 6-12 programs. Check with your advisor for details.

Internship: Secondary Education

The following courses comprise the internship for secondary and P-12 teachers and are to be completed concurrently. Application for internship is due in early fall for spring enrollment and early spring for fall enrollment. Prerequisites include scholastic standing of at least 2.75, completion of all professional and major courses with a grade of "C" or better, enrollment at North Georgia, an updated criminal background check through, and written application in advance.

EDUC 4103

Internship, Planning (P-12, 6-12)

EDUC 4104

Internship, Classroom Performance (P-12, 6-12)

EDUC 4105

Internship, Professionalism (P-12, 6-12)

EDUC 3540

Applied Data Analysis

Total number of hours in Internship

12 hours