April 5, 2018


Many of you may be attempting to complete Summer and/or Fall Semester registration at this time and are receiving error messages when trying to register for your field experience courses.  Please be advised that only the Office of Field Placement will be able to register students for field experience courses. We will post a message via ListServ when registration is complete.  Once we complete registration for your field experience course, you may then contact your advisor to add any additional co-requisites or curriculum course(s) that you may need. 

It is not necessary to contact the Office of Field Placement and request that we register you for your field experience course.  We will complete this process for all students who have applied during the application period and who are deemed eligible to participate in a field experience for the upcoming Semester(s).

March 27, 2018

* Teacher Certification Seminars – Spring 2018 Semester *

This message is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in student teaching or internship this Spring 2018 semester. Please review the dates below and mark the appropriate date on your calendar.


Campus Locations


Building and Room Information

4/28/2018 (Sat.)


10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.


4/30/2018 (Mon.)


10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Stetson Hall/Room 243

5/2/2018  (Wed.)


10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Douglas Campus/Room 136

5/3/2018  (Thurs.)


10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Henry Campus/Room 127


For Internship Students Only: If you cannot attend this certification seminar, please email me at so that I can send you a certification packet with instructions. You will receive this certification packet during the week of May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018.

 See Important Information Below:

·         During the seminar, I will explain the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office certification process and requirements. If you have not completed your edTPA portfolio, GACE Content Assessment, and Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit tests yet, you are still required to attend this certification seminar.


·       Please request official transcripts from all of the previous colleges that you have attended since your high school graduation. You will need to contact the registrar’s office for each college you previously attended so that they can send your official transcript to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office. See address below:


Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Certification Division
200 Piedmont Ave. SE
Suite 1702
Atlanta, GA  30334-9032


The Mercer University registrar’s office cannot release previous college transcripts that you submitted to us for admission because these transcripts must remain in your student file. 


·         In regards to your Mercer University transcript, you will need to wait for your grades and degree to post before you can go to this link to get your official transcript sent to the Georgia Professional Standards office electronically. There is a small fee for this process.


·         Certification Only and Internship students -- If you are currently teaching on a non-renewable certificate, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission office may already have your previous official college transcripts on file. Please go to and review your account file.

If you have any questions about this upcoming certification seminar, please contact me at or 478-301-2575.


Carlene S. Russell, Ed.S.


Phone: 478-301-2575

Fax: 478-301- 2589 or 478-301-5416

February 23, 2018

Good Morning,

Mercer students are invited to attend several teacher career fairs starting this weekend. To see more information, please visit our job posting announcement page on the OFP website. I have included the link below for convenience.


February 21, 2018

Good Morning Teacher Candidates,

Thank you for completing your Summer and Fall fieldwork applications. We are beginning the process of reviewing applications and requesting placements with various school systems. Confirmed placements will be posted in TOFES as they come in.  Please continue to check TOFES for application placement updates.  If you do not see a confirmed placement in TOFES at that time, it means that the Office of Field Placement is still awaiting the confirmed placement for you. Once we have the confirmed placement from the school system, TOFES will be updated. Our office will be accepting placements up until field experience begins.

If you need to change your experience or drop your application, please notify our office as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Kristin T. Doss

Associate Director of Field Placement

February 2, 2018

Attention Students,

The GAPSC has revised the code of ethics. Below is the latest version. 


February 1, 2018

Attention Students,

The Office of Field Placement will be accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2018 Field Experience starting February 1st until February 20th, 2018. This is the only opportunity for students who have been fully admitted to Tift’s Teacher Education Program to apply.

Link to apply:

Instructions on How to Apply for Field Experience:

Please submit all additional documents to by February 20th.

January 26, 2018

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Please note that LiveText has merged with Taskstream-TK20, and the company is now called Watermark.
This will not change your login, portfolios, or assignments.
If you have any questions, please contact Tift LiveText Support at:

Thank you,

Tift LiveText Support Team

January 18, 2018

Building Relationships Assignment in LiveText:

If you have a "Building Relationships" assignment this Spring 2018 semester, the documents in LiveText are inaccessible at the moment and LiveText is working on correcting the problem.

Please use the following documents in order to complete your assignment:

For additional LiveText support from Tift College, email us at:

Thank you,

Tift LiveText Support Team