Admission and Application

  1. Admission to a Secondary Certification Program is only open to students who are actively pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in Biology, English, or History at Gordon State College.
  2. Applicants are projected to complete all of the lower level courses required as preparation for the Bachelor of Science in Biology, or the Bachelor of Arts in English or History by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning upper level courses in the fall semester. The overall institutional GPA for the lower level courses completed must be 2.5 or better.
  3. Applicants must have a grade of "C" or higher in all Area A and Area F courses. Applicants from non-USG institutions must have a grade of "C" or better in courses comparable to courses found in USG Areas A and F. Non-Gordon Students must provide an official transcript. Must take and pass EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130 with a grade of "C" or better.
  4. Applicants must provide proof of completing GACE Educator Ethics (360) online program.
  5. Applicants must attach a signed and notarized consent form authorizing a criminal background check, and once admitted to the program, agree to fingerprinting.
  6. Applicants must submit three (3) professional recommendations using provided forms. Applicants should complete their portion of the professional recommendation form and give to an employer, someone familiar with their academic ability, or someone familiar with their ability to work with young people. Professional recommendations may not come from personal friends, relatives, or social acquaintances.


Admissions Forms

In order to type on the forms, click on the link below, download the file (upper right corner), and save to your computer.

-Application documentation (which should include: application, recommendations, dispositions, & proof of GACE Ethics completion/scores) should be submitted to: