Undergraduate Teacher Candidacy Admission

All undergraduate students must formally apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to a Teacher Education Program. Applications are available in the Teacher Education office on all campuses. Because of the sequencing of courses and because of prerequisite courses for admission, a student should declare his or her specific major or certification intent in the Tift College of Education and should confer with their academic advisor in the first semester of enrollment so as to become aware of teacher education requirements, policies, and procedures.

Once a student is admitted to the Teacher Education Program, that student must continue to make satisfactory progress. The Tift College of Education reserves the right to review periodically the progress of each student and also reserves the right to remove any student from a Teacher Education Program for failing to continue to meet the established criteria and policies in effect at the time of admission, and/or for demonstrating conduct that has been judged unethical or illegal based on the Code of Ethics, on the Mercer University Honor Code, on the Standards of Conduct published by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). If a student is denied admission to Teacher Education, that student must meet any revised admission requirements in effect at the time of re-application.

Once an undergraduate student has been fully admitted to our teacher education program, the student must take and pass the GAPSC – Ethics Assessment test.  For more information about this test, go to www.gapsc.com.

The application requirements are listed in each section for undergraduate students.