Teacher Education Admission

Welcome to the School of Teacher Education.  We offer the BS in Biology Education (6-12); the BS in Mathematics Education (6-12); and, the BS in Civil Technology Education (P-12) and the BS in Electronics Technology Education (P-12).  Students are to apply to the School of Teacher Education as teacher candidates.

Acceptance and enrollment at Savannah State University (SSU) does not automatically make one a candidate in the Teacher Education Program. In accordance with Board of Regents, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the School of Teacher Education, candidates must be formally screened and apply for admission to professional education. During the first three semesters, students interested in the teacher education program should take EDUC 2110, Investigating Critical/Contemporary Issues in Education, and EDUC 2120, Exploring Socio-Cultural Diversity.  Students are to enroll in 2130, Exploring Teaching & Learning, after successfully completing 2110 and 2120.  Students should also complete as many General Education requirements as possible. PSYC 2103 is a prerequisite for the teacher education major and will also count as a Social Science in Core Area E requirements.

Students interested in teacher education will have to apply, interview with the Teacher Education Council (TEC) and be approved by the (TEC) for admission to the Teacher Education Program. In order for the student to be admitted into the teacher education program, the student must have completed an application packet to the School of Teacher Education which includes:

1.   A completed an Application Form
2.   A Criminal History Background clearance through Savannah State University Police Department
3.   A copy of Tort Liability Insurance
4.   Passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or be exempt by acceptable SAT or ACT scores

5.   A completed Georgia Educator Ethics Program Assessment Admissions
6.   A Positive Recommendation and Disposition Form from an Education Faculty member at Savannah State University (1 letter from an education faculty, 1 letter from a content faculty, and 1 letter from an education content faculty)
7.   A Written Personal Statement. The statement should be written in paragraph form, 300-400 words, and contain 3 components: a brief autobiographical section describing your background, a section detailing your motivation to become a teacher, and a section outlining your hopes for the future including the kind of teacher you want to be. Be sure your personal statement is double spaced, includes your name at the top and is in APA format.

Education students who are accepted are required to:

1.  Complete at least 45 semester hours of accredited college coursework

2.  Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average for all attempted hours in the system core curriculum Areas A—F

3.  Complete EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and EDUC 2013 with grades of C or higher
4.  Interview with the Teacher Education Council (TEC) and be approved by the (TEC) for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

For more information about admittance into the teacher education program, contact the Office of Teacher Education at 912-358-4100.