Tiff College of Education

Non-degree Certification Programs at the Baccalaureate Level

Non-degree initial certification-only students are those students who have previously been awarded a bachelor's degree from an accredited college of university in a major other than teacher education and plan to complete a teacher education undergraduate program of study at Mercer University in order to be eligible to apply for a renewable Georgia teaching certificate at the T-4 level.  Initial certification-only programs are similar to the degree programs; however, students in the initial certification-only programs are classified as "non-degree seeking."

In order to be admitted to the Tift College of Education, initial certification-only students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Courses necessary for meeting state certification requirements will be determined after a review of transcripts of all undergraduate work by the appropriate program coordinator or advisor.  After initial certification-only students are admitted to the University through the appropriate Admissions Office, they should begin the process of seeking admission to Teacher Education Candidacy.

Undergraduate initial certification-only programs of study are available in the following fields: