Teacher Preparation Admissions

Requirements beginning Fall 2015

In order to be considered for admission to teacher education programs, candidates must have completed the following requirements:

1. Coursework:

  • At least 45 semester hours of accredited college coursework.
  • ENGL 1101 and 1102 with grades of “C” or better.
  • EDUC 2110* with a grade of “C” or better, a satisfactory field experience evaluation, and recommendation from the EDUC 2110 instructor. (Students with transfer credit for EDUC 2110 must provide their own Supplemental Teacher Recommendation.)
    *or provide proof of credit from an approved Georgia Pathways Program

2. GPA requirements:

  • Achieved a minimum, adjusted or cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all coursework completed at Kennesaw State University. However, only candidates who have earned a KSU adjusted or cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be guaranteed admission when all other admission requirements have been met.  Students with a 2.75-2.99 GPA will be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transfer students with a cumulative transfer GPA (as used by KSU Admissions) may be considered for teacher education admission their first semester at KSU.  Only candidates who have achieved a transfer cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be guaranteed admission when all other admission requirements have been met.  After their first semester at KSU without teacher education admission, transfer students will be required to earn a cumulative or adjusted KSU GPA as explained above.
  • No grade lower than “C” in Lower Division Major and Teaching Field courses as required by the programs in teacher education.

3. Register with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to obtain a MyPSC account and PSC identification number.

4. Entrance exams requirements:

  • Pass or exempt* the GACE Program Admission Assessment Tests (200, 201 & 202 or combined test 700) regardless of matriculation date.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry exam (350).

5. Some degree programs in teacher education have additional admissions requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to consult those departments and program advisors.

* The GACE Program Admission Assessment tests are comprehensive exams covering reading, writing, and mathematics. Regardless of matriculation date, the GACE Program Admission Assessment tests are a requirement for entrance into the Teacher Education Program at Kennesaw State University. Candidates should plan to take the tests prior to applying to the Teacher Education Program. Students with the following minimum scores on Collegiate SAT, ACT or GRE examinations may exempt GACE Program Admission Assessment by submitting proof of scores to the Certification Officer located in the William D. Impey Teacher Education Advisement Center, located in Education Student Services (ESS):

  • SAT: at least 1000 (Critical Reading and Mathematics)
  • ACT: at least 43 (English and Mathematics
  • GRE: at least 1030 (Verbal and Quantitative)
    GRE: at least 297 (Verbal and Quantitative) 08/01/2011 and after

Candidates who believe they qualify for this exemption should see the Certification Officer in the William D. Impey Teacher Education Advisement Center, located in Education Student Services (ESS) to establish and record the exemption. The center can also provide further information concerning the GACE Program Admission and GACE Content exams at (470) 578-6105.


Admission to Teacher Education Program for Fall Semester:

  • Application Deadline: March 1 – April 15

Admission to Teacher Education Program for Spring Semester:

  • Application Deadline: August 1 – September 15

Candidates will be informed of their admission status by email to their Kennesaw State University Student email account.

KSU will request that fully admitted teacher education candidates be issued a Pre-Service Certificate by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  To be eligible for this certificate, candidates must

  • Be enrolled in an educator preparation program leading to initial certification.
  • Have a successful background check.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics Exam (entry level).

A Pre-Service Certificate is required to participate in field experiences associated with courses required in teacher education programs.

Graduate Advisement

ksu02.jpgAdvisement via Email:

GradEd@kennesaw.edu for advisement electronically.

Advisement In-Person:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Should be made 1 day in advance. Please contact our office at 770-423-6043 for an advisement appointment. We are located in Kennesaw Hall, Building One (Room 1314) Click here for a campus map (pdf)

Where to go on campus:

From the visitor parking lot, you will walk across the campus green (the big lawn) to Kennesaw Hall. Remember that the Kennesaw Hall building (Building #1 on the campus map) consists of Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office at the round end (glass atrium). Please enter in this side of the building. Upon entering Kennesaw Hall, please walk past the Registrar's Office and Financial Aid and continue 1/2 way down the long corridor/hall and look for our sign Education Student Services. We are located in Room 1314, which is half way down the long hall on your left.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Admissions
Mary Lynn Orr

Graduate Admissions
Melinda Ross