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Teacher Certification

In Georgia, to receive certification to teach, individuals must document having met criteria endorsed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, including successful completion of the GACE Content Assessment(s).

Fingerprinting and FBI background checks are required for professional employment in Georgia public schools. An applicant for certification in Georgia must comply with the ethical standards of the profession. Additional information and Georgia certification applications are available online at

The School of Education will assist students in submitting proper documentation to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.


Passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) is required for admission to the teacher education programs at Clayton State University.

GACE Assessment Information

GACE Practice Tests – A free resource from the Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS) offering testing tips and practice questions to enhance student outcomes.

Steps to Become A Georgia Teacher

GaPSC - Certification FAQ

GACE Test Registration

The GACE Assessment is administered at the Clayton State University Testing Center. Visit the Clayton State University Testing Center to find more information on how to sign up for an upcoming test date.