Apply to Education Programs


The Department of Teacher Education and Social Work looks forward to your application for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Education (grades P-5) and the Secondary Education Track (grades 6-12).

Acceptance is granted on a space available basis. Applicants that meet all admission requirements will be ranked according to their qualifications and admitted in order of their rank, starting with the most qualified, until all available spaces are filled. As such, not all individuals who meet the admission requirements may be admitted. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, for best consideration apply by the priority deadline. 

Elementary/Special Education
Track Start Date Priority Admission* Final Deadline Date
Online/Weekend* Summer (May) October 15 March 31
Full-time/Day Fall (August) November 15 March 31


Secondary Education
Track Start Date Priority Admission* Final Deadline Date
Full-time/Day Fall (August) November 15 March 31

*Applicants may apply after priority admission. Qualified applicants will be accepted until space is filled.

Note: Acceptance to Middle Georgia State University does not automatically enroll you in any of the Education cohort programs. You must submit a completed application packet to the Department of Teacher Education and Social Work in order to be considered for admittance to any undergraduate/Master's cohort program.


  • BS in Education with a major in Elementary Special Education (PreK - 5th grade Dual Certification)
  • Secondary Education Certification Track (SECT) (6th - 12th grade) with concentration in
    • English
    • History
    • Biology
    • Mathematics


  • Admittance to MGA and in “good” standing with the university. (Disciplinary action at Middle Georgia State University and/or any other institution that the student has attended or while in the military may prevent admission.)
  • Individual Program Admissions Requirements must be met and can be found in the current academic catalog (


  1. Application Checklist (pdf)
  2. Student Information Sheet
  3. Three Recommendation Forms email the form link to the persons providing your references. Current students must have at least two of the forms completed by professors from MGA or previous institutions. If you have not attended school in more than 2-years, these recommendations may come from professional references.
  4. Transfer Students Only: Copy of Official Transcripts from ALL previous higher education institutions (technical schools, colleges, or universities) must be submitted to the Admissions Office for review.
  5. Applicant needs to submit the Certificate of Completion for GACE 360 – Program Exit Ethics as required for admission to a program. 
    Registering for the Educator Ethics 360 assessment is a four-step process:
    • Create or update your MyPSC account at using your legal name as shown on a driver's license or other ID document, and select testing Reason #7, “I am taking the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment.”; select Middle Georgia State University on the Program tab, and select GACE 360 on the Assessment tab.
    • The GaPSC sends your profile and eligibility information to ETS.
    • ETS sends you an email with a link to the Educator Ethics system.
    • Access the Educator Ethics 360 assessment system, select Test Takers under Registration, create your account, and register and pay the $30 fee online, indicate Middle Georgia State University as a score recipient
    Complete the eight modules in 2.5-3 hours, and include the Certificate of Completion in the application packet.
  6. Upon acceptance to the program, applicant must complete a  GaPSC Pre-Service Certification Application (pdf)  in black ink or type as follow:
    • Page 1: Fill in section 1 in ALL CAPS. Answer all questions on section 2 making sure to fill in the complete bubble.  Sign but do not date page 1.
    • Page 3: (O.C.G.A. 1§50-36-1(e)(2) Affidavit)  Follow the directions on page 2 to complete page 3.
    Submit application to GaPSC through your GaPSC account.

It is the applicant's responsibility to forward the recommendation Google Form form to the persons providing references on your behalf.

Collect all documents and send ONE email containing all of the following required documents in a pdf format to ; the subject line should read: First Last Name_Application Packet (ex: Jane Doe_Application Packet). Incomplete application packets will not be processed.

A complete packet includes:

  • Copy of completed and signed Application Packet Checklist
  • GACE Georgia Educator Exit Ethics (360)– Program Certificate
  • Three Recommendation Forms (Academic or Professional). Email the form link to the persons providing your references.
  • Transfer Students Only: Copy of Official Transcripts from ALL previous higher education institutions (technical schools, colleges, or universities).

Admissions and Certification Specialist
Christopher Brewer at

UPDATED 7/20/2022