Teacher Education Admission
Teacher Education Admission:
Savannah State University's (SSU) School of Teacher Education is currently seeking developmental approval for education programs from Georgia's Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). Approval will allow certification of SSU's teacher education graduates by the State of Georgia based on the GaPSC's recommendation.
During the first three semesters, students interested in the teacher education program should take EDUC 2110 – Investigating Critical/Contemporary Issues in Education, EDUC 2120 – Exploring Socio-Cultural Diversity, and EDUC 2130 - Exploring Teaching & Learning. Students should also fill as many General Education requirements as possible. PSYC 1101 is a prerequisite for the teacher education major and will also count as a Social Science in Core Area E requirements.
Students interested in teacher education must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program. This is a policy that undergraduate teacher education programs adhere to as a part of the degree process. In order for the student to be admitted into the teacher education program, the student must have:
- Been approved for admission by the Admission and Academic Standing Committee of the applicant's proposed degree program.
- Satisfied an employment criminal history clearance through SSU.
- Completed at least 45 semester hours of accredited college coursework.
- Achieved an adjusted or cumulative GPA of 2.50 for all completed coursework at Savannah State University.
- Completed ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 and PSYC 2103 with grades of C or higher.
- Satisfied the Regents' Examinations.
- Passed or exempted GACETM Basic Skills Assessment.
- Completed EDUC 2110** with grades of C or higher. In addition to the preceding, teacher education requires that all additional coursework completed in lower division major and teaching field must consist of a grade of C or higher.
- Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 for all attempted hours in the system core curriculum and lower division courses as required for teacher preparation programs.
- Received one positive faculty recommendation from EDUC 2110.
- Received a positive evaluation in the EDUC 2110 field experience.
- Attained appropriate depth and breadth in both general and content studies, with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a GaPSC accepted accredited institution (for candidates admitted into initial preparation programs at the post baccalaureate level).
- Exhibited responsible, professional behavior in all classes, field experience, and interactions with peers and faculty.
- Exhibited potential for success in the program.
- Liability Insurance
- Subscribe to TaskStream Learning Achievement Tool
For more information about admittance into the teacher education program, contact the Office of Teacher Education at 912-358-4100.