Apply to Education Programs


The Department of Teacher Education and Social Work looks forward to your application for admissions to the Bachelor of Science in Education (P-5) and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (6-12) programs. Acceptance into Middle Georgia State University (MGA) does not automatically grant you acceptance into the Department of Teacher Education and Social Work. A separate application and a potential interview and essay process must be completed in order for you to be considered for the education cohort.

Acceptance is granted on a space available basis. Applicants that meet all admission requirements will be ranked according to their qualifications and admitted in order of their rank, starting with the most qualified, until all available spaces are filled. As such, not all individuals who meet the admission requirements may be admitted. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, for best consideration apply by the priority deadline.

Elementary/Special Education
Track Start Date Priority Admission* Final Deadline Date
Online/Weekend Spring (January) October 15 November 15
Evening Summer (May) October 15 March 15
Full-time/Day Fall (August) November 15 March 15


Secondary Education
Track Start Date Priority Admission* Final Deadline Date
Full-time/Day Fall (August) November 15 March 15

*Applicants may apply after priority admission. Qualified Applicants will be accepted until space is filled.

Note: Acceptance to Middle Georgia State University does not automatically enroll you in any of the Education cohort programs. You must submit a completed application packet to the Department of Teacher Education and Social Work in order to be considered for admittance to any undergraduate/Master's cohort program.



  • BS in Education with a major in Elementary Special Education (PreK - 5th grade Dual Certification)
  • BS in Secondary Education (6th - 12th grade) with concentration in
    • English
    • History
    • Biology
    • Mathematics


  • Admittance to MGA and in “good” standing with the university. (Disciplinary action at Middle Georgia State University and/or any other institution that the student has attended or while in the military may prevent admission.)
  • Individual Program Admissions Requirements must be met and can be found in the current academic catalog (


  1. Application Checklist (pdf)
  2. Student Information Sheet (pdf)
  3. GACE Program Admissions scores or proof of exemption
    • Test I - Reading (Code 210)
    • Test II - Mathematics (Code 211)
    • Test III - Writing (Code 212)
    • Combined Test I, II, III (Code 710)
    Proof of exemption documents:
    • *Official College Board SAT score report (minimum combined critical reading/math score of 1000 if test taken prior to 7/1/19). SAT score reports dated after 7/1/19 is 1080 on Evidenced-based Reading/Writing and Math. Not applicable to non-certification students.
    • *Official ACT score report (minimum combined English/Math score of 43)
    • Official GRE score report (minimum combined verbal/quantitative score of 1030 prior to August 1, 2011 or minimum combined verbal/quantitative score of 297 if taken after August 1, 2011)
    • *Official MGA transcript showing SAT/ACT/GRE scores (fee required - request from Registrar's Office)
    • *Official transcript from another USG institution showing SAT/ACT/GRE scores
    Registering for the Program Admission assessment:
  4. OFFICIAL Copy of SAT/ACT scores (see list of documents in #3 - official transcript from MGA or another UAG institution)
  5. Background Check (pdf) (Not to be processed until directed to do so by the Department of Teacher Education and Social Work.)
  6. Recommendation Form (pdf) - Make copies or send link as necessary, an electronic signature can be added to the document.
  7. Two (2) recommendations from university-level instructors from MGA and/or previous institutions, one (1) professional recommendation
  8. Applicant needs to submit the Certificate of Completion of GACE 350 – Program Entry Ethics as required for admission to a program. 
    Registering for the Educator Ethics assessment is a four-step process:
    • Create or update your MyPSC account at using your legal name as shown on a driver's license or other ID document, and select testing Reason #7, “I am taking the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment.”; select Middle Georgia State University on the Program tab, and select GACE 350 on the Assessment tab.
    • The GaPSC sends your profile and eligibility information to ETS.
    • ETS sends you an email with a link to the Educator Ethics system.
    • Access the Educator Ethics assessment system, select Test Takers under Registration, create your account, and register and pay the $30 fee online, indicate Middle Georgia State University as a score recipient
    Complete the eight modules in 2.5-3 hours, and include the Certificate of Completion in the application packet.
  9. The applicant needs to complete the GaPSC Pre-Service Certification Application (pdf) either in black ink or type as follow:
    • Page 1: Fill in section 1 in ALL CAPS. Answer all questions on section 2 making sure to fill in the complete bubble.  Sign but do not date page 1.
    • Page 3: (O.C.G.A. 1§50-36-1(e)(2) Affidavit)  Follow the directions on page 2 to complete page 3.
    Do not submit it to GaPSC, turn in with your application package.

Recommendations must be in a sealed envelope with the seal signed by the person completing the form. It is the applicant's responsibility to collect the recommendation forms and include them in your completed application packet.

Admissions and Certification Specialist
Christine Caesar

UPDATED 5/14/2019