GACE

Welcome to the GACE Support Page.
We hope this page helps you to register and prepare for the GACE assessments.

What is the GACE?

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) is a series of exams required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) for the certification of teachers in Georgia. The GACE assess the knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia P-12 educators. The GACE program ensures that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia's public schools. The GACE are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P–12 student curriculum (Georgia Performance Standards).

Please refer to the ETS GACE website at http://gace.ets.org/ for information regarding registration and available dates.

Online study materials for each assessment can be found at http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials/.

Which assessments do I need to take?

As a part of the admissions requirements to Middle Georgia State University Bachelors of Science Education and Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education students must pass the GACE Program Admissions or provide proof of exemption.

The Program Admission consists of three test:

  • Test I - Reading (Code 200)
  • Test II - Mathematics (Code 201)
  • Test III - Writing (Code 202)
  • Combined Test I, II, III (Code 700)

Proof of exemption documents:

  • *Official College Board SAT score report (minimum combined critical reading/math score of 1000)
  • *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

When should I take the GACE Program Admission?

We suggest taking the GACE Program Admission after you have completed your area A courses or during the semester prior to applying to the education programs.

Program Admission Study Materials:

The GACE Study Companion Program Admission Testing Guide provides on overview of the assessment, content specification, and practice questions for the Reading, Writing, and Mathematics assessments.

https://gace.ets.org/s/pdf/study_companions/gace_sc_program_admission.pdf

Mathematics

KHAN Academy videos linked to content covered on Test II - Mathematics

https://gace.ets.org/s/pdf/gace_crosswalk_of_%20program_admission_mathematics_to_khan_academy_videos.pdf

Check out Kuta Software and IXL for additional practice problems.

The following videos provide practice questions similar to those on the GACE.

Math

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdxIVWI8lAg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsOhjUbC_JE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eavNYdiES6w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W39rNleEa2g

Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLMfPV2jJUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKT5hmfQPLA

Writing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hccPTNqj94w

We also recommend visiting the Writing Center and the Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC)

Writing Center
Cochran Campus – Russell Hall Room 309

Dublin Campus – Dublin Building Room 224

Macon Campus – Education Building Room 226

MARC

Cochran Campus – Memorial Hall Room 128 – Open Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 7 PM

Macon Campus – Math Building Room 104/105 – Open Monday – Thursday from 9 AM – 6 PM

We hope you have found this information helpful. Please contact Dr. Julie Carter ( ) or Dr. Sherie Owens ( ) if you have additional questions or would like additional assistance as you prepare for the GACE Program Admission Assessment.

Disclaimers

GACE Content Assessments are used to determine if you know what you need to know in order to teach your content and/or grade level(s). GACE exams are designed to be the culmination of years of teacher preparation; they are not designed to be passable by someone who simply "crams" before the test. While the resources provided here will help you understand how to prepare, no website or workshop will replace the need for solid preparation and study.

Some links on these pages will navigate away from the MGA website. While we believe these external websites to be helpful, PAGE cannot be responsible for their content.

The MGA GACE Support Page is not affiliated with GACE® or the GaPSC.