Performance on External Examinations

College of Education

Educator Certification: GACE

Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the College of Education have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)) since 1955. EPPs are also reviewed and approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC).

Students in all EPPs must pass the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) exams to satisfy program admission requirements and to qualify for an institutional recommendation for certification upon program completion. GACE Content Knowledge Assessment Tests must be passed for program completers to be recommended to the GAPSC for initial certification.

Based on the quality of student cohorts and historical successes with respect to GACE pass rates, the College of Education uses a benchmark of 90% to indicate success. As shown in Table 17, EPP completers continue to consistently meet and exceed the thresholds set by the College of Education.


Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Pass Rates among Georgia College students
GACE Assessment 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
026 Biology 1 N/A N/A 100 N/A N/A N/A 100 100
027 Biology 2 N/A N/A 100 N/A N/A N/A 80 100
001 Early Childhood Education 1 100 100 100 100 100 98 100 100
002 Early Childhood Education 2 100 100 100 100 100 98 100 100
020 English 1 100 97 100 100 N/A N/A 100 100
021 English 2 100 90 93 100 N/A N/A 85 95
034 History 1 100 100 100 94 N/A N/A 92 87
035 History 2 100 95 100 94 N/A N/A 100 100
022 Mathematics 1 100 N/A 100 N/A N/A N/A 85 88
023 Mathematics 2 100 N/A 90 N/A N/A N/A 67 75 
011 Middle Grades Language Arts 100 100 94 100 100 95 100 88
013 Middle Grades Mathematics 100 92 N/A N/A N/A 100 98 84
081 Spec Ed General Curriculum 1 100 100 100 100 100 100 N/A N/A
082 Spec Ed General Curriculum 2 100 100 98 100 100 100 N/A N/A