Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    Mar 27, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pedagogy-Only Teaching Certification for Secondary Education

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This pedagogy-only secondary education Georgia Educator License program is for students who have already completed a graduate degree in a certification field OR are currently enrolled in a UWG graduate degree program in a certification field. Certification concentration fields in Secondary Education include: Biology, Broad Field Science, Business Education, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Political Science.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  2. The teacher understands how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.
  3. The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  4. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students.
  5. The teacher uses an understanding individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagements in learning, and self-motivation.
  6. The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  7. The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  8. The teacher understands and uses formal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner. 
  9. The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  10. The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students.

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission Requirements

    Applicants must:
    - Hold an earned graduate degree, or be enrolled in a UWG graduate degree program, in one of the areas of secondary certification.
    - Have a 2.7 overall GPA from last conferred degree.
    - Pass or exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment (formerly GACE Basic Skills). Exemption options are:
    • SAT exemptions on score reports dated PRIOR to 7/1/19: minimum combined Critical Reading/Verbal and Mathematics score of 1000 OR Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Mathematics (from new SAT administered March 2016 forward) score of 1000
    • SAT exemptions on score reports dated ON or AFTER 7/1/19: minimum combined Evidence Based Reading/Writing and Mathematics score of 1080
    • GRE exemption: minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 297
    • ACT exemption: minimum combined English and mathematics score of 43
    • GRE exemption: minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 297 (1030 if prior to 8/1/2011)
    - Pass the GACE Content Assessment in the appropriate field
    - Pass the GACE Educator Ethics Assessment (Test # 360)


6 credits total:  both courses are required.

Comprehensive Examination

0-credit courseis required.

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