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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(s) 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. It is important to check test availability for each content area administration. When reviewing the testing window chart on the website, one or both tests may be taken on any available date within the cooresponding window. (One test: $123, Both tests: $193) There is a 30 day wait period before one is able to retake an assessment. You will be required to create a GACE account.
The GACE website offers a multitude of resources for you. Please take advantage of these. For example, a free Study Companion:
- Early Childhood Education
- Health and Physical Education
- Middle Grades Language Arts
- Middle Grades Math
- Middle Grades Science
- Middle Grades Social Studies
- Secondary English
- Secondary History
- Secondary Math
- Secondary Science
- Special Education General Curriculum
- Art Education
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 (See your study companion content area)
For students appying to the College of Education, please click one of the following links for the study companion and additional GACE information:
In order to register for the GACE content assessments, you must visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) website and create a "MyPSC" account, if you do not 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.