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General Information Session. Rachel F. Blase , Associate Director Undergraduate Advising Services Mary Lynn Orr , Assistant Director Undergraduate Teacher Education Admissions Ms. Kellie Oxford, PTEU Certification Officer Ingrid Galinat Academic Advisor . 6/03/08.

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General Information Session

Rachel F. Blase, Associate Director

Undergraduate Advising Services

Mary Lynn Orr, Assistant Director

Undergraduate Teacher Education Admissions

Ms. Kellie Oxford,

PTEU Certification Officer

Ingrid Galinat

Academic Advisor



Bagwell College of Education

Dr. William D. Impey


Kennesaw Hall Room 3018

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

(770) 423-6105


Bagwell College of Education


  • Programs Offered
  • GACE Basic Skills
  • Promise Teacher
  • T.E. Admission Criteria
  • Advisement
  • Resources
ksu undergraduate programs leading to georgia teacher certification

Bagwell College of Education

KSU Undergraduate Programsleading to Georgia Teacher Certification
  • Early Childhood (P-5)
  • Middle Grades (4-8)
  • P-12
  • Art Education
  • Foreign Language Education Concentration, French or Spanish
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary 6-12
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education Track
  • English Education
  • Math Education
  • History Education

Bagwell College of Education

GACE Basic



Bagwell College of Education

Exemption from GACE Basic Skills Assessment

  • Present qualifying scores on one of the following tests:
    • SAT – Min. 1000 (Critical Reading/Verbal + Math)
    • ACT – Min. 43 (English + Math)
    • GRE – Min. 1030 (Verbal + Quantitative)

Bring a copy of your scores (unofficial copy may be accepted) to the Advisement Center in KH 3018.

** SAT scores prior to April 1, 1995, and ACT scores prior to 1989, were “recentered,” typically adding points. See the certification officer for details.


Bagwell College of Education

Where might I find my exemption scores?

  • Original score report
  • Transcripts from first college
  • High school transcripts
  • Testing company ($$)
  • KSU online student records. (The KSU registrar’s office will NOT release copies of test scores.) If on student record, you will still need to BRING a copy to TEAC.

Bagwell College of Education

GACE Basic Skills Assessment

  • Test of basic competencies - Reading, Writing and Math
  • Similar to the Regents’ Test and the SAT
  • Writing section includes an impromptu essay
  • All other questions are multiple choice
  • Passing scores have been set at 220 for each and all GACE exams
Paper based exam

Given 5 times during 2007-08 school year

Test locations vary

Next test dates are June 14, 2008 & August 23, 2008

Online registration varies depending on exam date

Scores report in 4-5 weeks

$95.00 (3 exams taken on single test day)

Bagwell College of Education

If you are not exempt, you must take GACE Basic


Bagwell College of Education

How do I prepare for GACE Basic?

  • Preparation guides are available on the GACE website (
  • Math Lab(Library 433)
  • Writing Lab(Humanities 242)
  • TRAC & Continuing Education: Workshops
  • PAGE & GAE: Workshops
  • CAPS Center
hope promise teacher scholarship

Bagwell College of Education

Hope Promise Teacher Scholarship
  • $1500 per term for up to 4 terms
  • Service Cancelable = 1 year of work in a GA Public School for every $1500 given
  • 3.0 gpa cumulative to all college courses taken at every institution attended
  • Junior (60 hours) and MUST be admitted to the Teacher Education Program
  • Awarded on first-come, first-serve basis beginning July 1stuntil funds are exhausted
  • See certification officer for other conditions
  • You CAN have HOPE and HOPE PROMISE at the same time

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission


Bagwell College of Education

  • Admission to Teacher Education is separate from admission to KSU.
  • Transfer students must be fully accepted to KSU and have a completed transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar in order to be considered for admission to teacher education.

Bagwell College of Education

Application Fee

Applications must have a receipt attached for the $20.00 TE Admission Application fee.

  • payable at the Bursar’s Office in the Student Center

Bagwell College of Education

TE Application

  • Submit an application with requisite signatures
  • KSU Advisor Signature
    • ECE, MGE and History Education – signed by TEAC
    • All other programs, see your advisor for signature
teacher education application deadlines

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education ApplicationDEADLINES

Spring 2009: Sept. 15th

Summer 2009: Feb. 15th

Fall 2008: April 15th

  • You do NOT have to have completed all the requirements for admission to the teacher education program at the time of application

Bagwell College of Education

Matriculation Date:

1st term officially enrolled at KSU

teacher education admission criteria

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria
  • Satisfied an employment criminal history clearance
  • If transferring EDUC 2110 or EDUC 2201, you will need to submit a background check authorization form with your application
teacher education admission criteria1

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria
  • Completed at least 45 semester hours of coursework from accredited institutions

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria


Semester vs. Cumulative vs. Adjusted

  • GPA Requirements
  • Before Fall 1999 GPA = 2.50+ KSU Adj. GPA
  • Fall 1999 - Summer 2001 GPA = 2.75+ KSU Adj. GPA
  • Fall 2001 GPA = 2.75+ KSU Adj. GPA
  • AND Education Transfer GPA = 2.75+
    • Education Transfer GPA includes core curriculum and lower division courses required for teacher education.
teacher education admission criteria2

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria
  • Passed or exempted the Regents’ Test
  • Entered into GACE Basic database as passed or exempt
  • Completed ENGL 1101 & 1102 with grades of C or higher

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria:

New Requirements beginning Fall 2008

EDUC 2110 (orEDUC 2201 if previously completed at KSU or transferred) with grade of C or higher


Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria

Beginning Fall 2008

  • Received one positive faculty recommendation:
  • EDUC 2110 (orEDUC 2201)
  • Supplemental recommendations are only required if you are substituting EDUC 2110 (or EDUC 2201) from another institution

Bagwell College of Education

Teacher Education Admission Criteria

  • Professional, responsible behavior in all classes, field experiences, and interactions with peers and faculty
  • Positive evaluation in EDUC 2110 field experience
  • Potential for success in the program
  • Satisfied any additional admission

requirements specified by

a major program


Bagwell College of Education

Apply to KSU

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Applications and deadlines:

transcript evaluations

Bagwell College of Education

Transcript Evaluations
  • Transfer student transcripts are evaluated by the KSU Office of theRegistrar.
  • Once completed, you can view your transcript evaluation on Owl Express.

transfer evaluations

Bagwell College of Education

Transfer Evaluations

Courses will be assigned KSU course numbers if they are determined to be equivalent. Elective credit will be assigned if a course cannot be deemed an exact equivalent.

  • 1T00 - 4T99
  • EDUC 2290 or 4490
transfer evaluations1

Bagwell College of Education

Transfer Evaluations
  • If you have been assigned Elective Credit
  • Bring a course description from your previous institution to your advisor for a potential substitution for a KSU course
  • • Original Catalog
  • •Registrar’s Office
  • •Web site
transfer equivalencies database

Bagwell College of Education

Transfer Equivalencies Database

KSU Office of the Registrar

KSU Transfer Course

Equivalency Database:

Database of courses offered at other colleges and universities that will transfer successfully to KSU

second baccalaureate information

Bagwell College of Education


Teacher education students who have received a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from general education requirements with the exception of ENGL 1101 & ENGL 1102, the Georgia Legislative history and Constitution requirements, and prerequisites for courses in the major. Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree and initial certification from the state of Georgia must fulfill all program and residency

teac web site

Bagwell College of Education

TEAC Web site:

Frequently Asked Questions


Bagwell College of Education


See your advisor once per semester!


Bagwell College of Education

  • Art Education – Dr. Diana Gregory (770) 423-6139
  • Biology Education – Dr. Michael Dias – (770) 423-6158
  • Chemistry Education – Dr. Greg Rushton – (678) 797-2046
  • English Education – Dr. Katherine Mason – (678) 797-2359
  • Foreign Language Education – Dr. Kristin Hoyt

(770) 423-6449

  • Health & Physical Education – Dr. Kandice Johnson

(770) 423-6216

  • Math Education – Dr. Angela Teachey – (770) 423-6167
  • Music Education –Dr. Barbara Hammond (770) 423-6151

Bagwell College of Education


Early Childhood Education

Middle Grades Education

History Education

  • Advised in the Impey Teacher Education Advisement Center (TEAC) until admitted into the Teacher Education Program
  • Call for appointment (770) 423-6105
graduate programs in education

Bagwell College of Education

Graduate Programs in Education

Ms. Alisha Bello

Graduate Programs in Education

(770) 423 – 6043

KH 3026


Bagwell College of Education

New Student Orientations

Opportunity to register early!

Call the Counseling, Advising and Program Services (CAPS)Center

(770) 423 – 6600

sign up through Owl Express

teac website

Bagwell College of Education

TEAC Website:

Frequently Asked Questions



Bagwell College of Education

Forms Available on line:

  • Applications for admission to teacher education (must be signed by a KSU academic advisor)
  • Employment criminal history background consent form
  • Supplemental recommendations form

Bagwell College of EducationInformation Session

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