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June Erskine, Director
Erin Hinely, Admin. Assistant
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Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators
It is the policy of the College of Education that any candidate wishing to complete Internship II/Graduate Internship must have passed the appropriate Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Content Assessment(s) prior to admission to internship. The purpose of this test is to assess the content knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia public school educators. The GACE assessments are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with Georgia Performance Standards for P-12 student curriculum.
The GACE test administrations must be taken online only, and passed by the first week in July for Fall Internship and the first week in December for Spring Internship. When reviewing the test administration chart on the website, one or both test administrations can be taken on each of the test window dates listed in each box. There is also a 30 day wait period before one is able to retake an assessment. (One test; $123, Both tests: $193)
It is important to check test availability for each content area administration. Please visit the GACE website for complete testing information and assessment resources. You will be required to create a new GACE account. The GACE website also offers registration information, fee schedules, and test preparation resources. For example, there is a study companion that is free to download. There are also test familiarization videos, test prep webinars, and study plans available for your benefit. Interactive practice tests are available for an additional cost.
Please click one of the following links:
In order to register for the new GACE content assessments, you must visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) website and create a "MyPSC" account, if you don't already have one. It is essential that your full legal name matches your driver's license or government issued photo ID on your PSC account. You will need your assigned certification number in order to register for the assessments. Make sure to use a personal email address on the GaPSC website and not your university account. You will also need to check the box that indicates you are "Enrolled in a Georgia Educator Preparation Program". BSED candidates must have university approval prior to registration. The Offie of Student Services will release approved student names in a timely manner. MAT and Post Bac cadidates may register anytime.
*Praxis testing in Georgia has been discontinued with the exception of Speech and Language Pathologoy. For additional information specific on this policy, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission assessments web page.