Q: Do I need to be certified to teach in Georgia?
Q: Who certifies teachers in Georgia?
A: The Professional Standards Commission.
Q: Who can I meet with to discuss becoming a foreign language teacher?
A: For French, German, and Spanish, Dr. Paula Garrett-Rucks, Dr. Peter Swanson and/or Dr. Melissa Young; for Classics (Latin) Dr. Gerard Pendrick; & for initial or general advisement for all languages, Deb Loden.
Q: If I already have a degree in French, German, or Spanish, will I be exempt from having to take all of the target language classes?
A: No. It is possible to transfer some of the target language credits from your previous university. However, if it has been awhile since taking classes in the target language or if you fail the department proficiency exam, you will be required to take target language courses. Also, if you have not met the specific course requirements as prescribed by the PSC, you will have to take those courses as well Please see the 2nd BA Program Policies for more information.
Q: If I make a grade of B- in a FORL or target language class will it count towards my program?
A: No, you must make a minimum grade of a B for the FORL and target language classes. For the EDUC & EXC the minimum requirement is a grade of a C.
Q: How long does it take to complete the program?
A: It depends on how many classes you take each semester and if you have any transfer credits from your previous university. If you take 2 classes per semester then it will take approximately 2.5 to 3 years. If you take 4 classes per semester then it will take approximately 1.5 to 2 years.
A: All application materials must be submitted by the following deadlines:
- For the Fall semester February 1st
- For the Spring semester September 1st
Failure to submit all materials will postpone the student's Practicum, Student Teaching &/or Internship to the next available semester.