Teacher certification is granted by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). KSU’s degree programs in Teacher Education have been approved by the GaPSC, but their completion satisfies only one of the requirements for teacher certification in Georgia. Candidates who fail to meet all program requirements cannot be recommended for licensure by KSU.
Candidates desiring certification in another state should contact the Department of Education in that state for specific requirements.
Approximately four to six weeks after graduation, the Office of the Registrar will officially post degrees. Once degrees are posted, the Bagwell College of Education will verify that candidates have completed all requirements to become a GaPSC program completer and update the Traditional Program Management System (TPMS), which triggers the GaPSC to begin the certification process. For initial programs, TPMS verifies successful completion of the following items:
- Received a degree in their field of education with a GPA of at least 2.75 from Kennesaw State University.
- Passed the GACE Content Assessment exams for their degree field.
- Passed the PSC GACE Ethics Exit Exam (360).
- Passed the edTPA.
The Certification Officer is responsible for verifying that all information is correct before any paperwork can be submitted to the GaPSC.