For information about certification requirements in your area of study, contact your preparation program (college/university.) If you are not associated with a program, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s website (www.gapsc.com) can help you determine which assessments are necessary for certification in your desired field.
Implemented in 2006 and revised in 2014, the Georgia Assessments for the Certification
of Educators™ (GACE) is the state-
The purpose of these completely computer-
A description of and details about each of the tests are listed below.
Program Admission: This assessment measures the general knowledge of an educator candidate in the areas of reading, mathematics, and writing.
Candidates attempting to gain certification who did not exempt testing or achieve
a passing score on all parts of the prior test (GACEBasic), supplied by Pearson Education,
and Candidates seeking admission to a state-
Content: GACE Content Assessments test a candidate’s knowledge in their field of
study. This test consists of one or two tests made up of selected-
Educator Ethics: Both of the $30 seven-
Program Entry (350) The Program Entry Assessment is taken to enter a Georgia educator
preparation program. This test does not have a passing score; completion of the
Program Exit (360) The Program Exit Assessment is a requirement to hold either an
Induction Certificate or a Certificate of Eligibility. This 7-
This assessment offers a “learn by doing” approach around “real life” scenarios,
including actions, dispositions, and values to reinforce ethical standards or “code.”
The modules are not timed and can be taken over a period of time, allowing test-
For more information, visit: http://gace.ets.org/s/pdf/gace_educator_ethics_flyer.pdf
Professional Pedagogy (edTPA): On or after September 1, 2015, teacher candidates in an approved educator preparation program will be required to complete edTPA during their student teaching placement. The edTPA allows candidates to demonstrate their grasp of the skills needed to begin independent instruction of students. Candidates must create a portfolio that will be uploaded to the edTPA platform, for external scoring. The five focus areas on the edTPA are
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