Post-Baccalaureate Program

Individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to acquire initial teacher licensure may do so as non-degree "Pedagogy-only" students.  Typically, certification takes 4 consecutive semesters to complete, with the last semester being dedicated to Student Teaching and Seminar.  

We offer the following non-degree ("post-bac") certification choices:

Agricultural Education (6-12) American Sign Language (P-12) Arabic (P-12) Architectural Drawing and Design
Art (P-12) Audio/Video Technology Aviation Maintenance Barbering
Behavioral Science (6-12) Biology (6-12) Business Education (6-12) Chemistry (6-12)
Chinese (6-12) Collision Repair Computer Animation Computer Science (P-12)
Construction Cosmetology Culinary Arts Dance (P-12)
Distribution and Logistics Drama (P-12) Earth/Space Science (6-12) Economics (6-12)
Electronics Technology Engineering and Technology English (6-12) ESOL (P-12)
Esthetics Family and Consumer Sciences Education (6-12) FARSI (P-12) Flight Operations
French (P-12) Geography (6-12) German  Government and Public Administration
Granite Technology Graphic Communication and Design Greek (P-12) Health & Physical Education (P-12)
Health (P-12) Healthcare Science Hebrew (P-12) Hindi (P-12)
History (6-12) IT/Cybersecurity IT/Information Services and Support IT/Network Systems
IT/Programming and Software Development Japanese (P-12) JRTOC - Air Force JRTOC - Army
JRTOC - Marine Corps JRTOC - Navy Korean (P-12) Latin (P-12)
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Manufacturing and Engineering Sciences Marine Service Technology Marketing Education    (6-12)
Marketing Education (6-12) Mathematics (6-12) Middle Grades  (4-8) - Language Arts

Middle Grades (4-8) - Math

Middle Grades  (4-8) - Reading Middle Grades  (4-8) - Science Middle Grades  (4-8) - Social Science

Music (P-12)

Nails Physics (6-12) Political Science (6-12)

Portuguese (P-12)

Precision Machine Technology Reading Specialist (P-12) Russian (P-12)

Science (6-12)

Sheet Metal Spanish (P-12) Speech (6-12)

Swahili (P-12)

Turkish (P-12) Urdu (P-12) Welding Technology



Prior to the First Semester of Study, applicants MUST successfully complete the following:

  1. Pass or exempt the GACE Program Admission Examination
  2. Pass all parts of the applicable GACE Content Area Examinations
  3. Pass the Georgia Ethics Assessment (Program 360)
  4. Provide a copy of a Driver's License or Passport for Lawful Presence Verification
  5. Obtain a Georgia Pre-Service Application
Prior to the Fourth Semester of Study, teacher candidates MUST have:
  1. Earned the required 3.0 overall GPA
  2. Completed all field hours and submitted required documentation
  3. Obtained a Georgia Pre-Service Certificate

During the Fourth Semester of Study, teacher candidates MUST:

  1. Maintain the required 3.0 overall GPA
  2. Successfully complete teaching experience


Post-Baccalaureate Program Map (24 Credit Hours)

First Semester Second Semester
EDUC 5130 - Exploring Teaching and Learning EDUC 5030 - Teaching EXceptional Individuals
EDUC 5200 - Curriculum and Assessment EDUC 5201  Literacy in the Content Areas or EDUC 5202 Teaching Literacy Skills
Total Hours: 6 Total Hours: 6
Third Semester Fourth Semester
EDUC 5040 - Classroom Management for Effective Instruction EDUC 5475 - Student Teaching/Internship and Seminar
EDUC 5400 Methods in Teaching with Practicum
Total Hours 6 Total Hours 6