Certification for School Counselors
The Georgia Regents University Counselor Education Program for School Counseling has been reviewed and approved by the Professional Standards Commission of the State of Georgia. This allows School Counseling Certification to be awarded upon completion of all requirements. All inquiries regarding certification can be processed through the Certification Officer in the College of Education.
The GACE Basic Skills Test (3 parts) and the GACE School Counseling test (2 parts), professional assessment instruments, are required and administered several times a year. Information may be obtained from the ASU Certification Officer.
The GACE Basic Skills Test must be taken by those candidates who do not have Teacher Education preparation and should be completed by the student's third semester of enrollment in the program.
The GACE School Counseling Test should be completed by the last semester of internship.
Students must also have taken 2 additional courses for certification: SPED 4002: Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education, and EDTD 6011 - Educational Technology.
Georgia Teacher Certification is administered by:
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
1452 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
1-800-869-7775 (In Georgia)
South Carolina certification requirements are the same as for Georgia at the present time. For further information, contact:
Office of Teacher Certification
State Department of Education
Landmark II Office Building
3700 Forest Drive, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29204