GACE & Georgia Educator Ethics

 

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE):

This information is for candidates seeking admission to or enrolled in a teacher preparation program, or in Educational Leadership, School Psychology, or School Counseling. The state of Georgia requires such candidates to take various GACE and Educator Ethics assessments as part of the educator certification process. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and are delivered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). You will take these tests at different times.

Program Admission and Content Assessments:

Program Admission Assessment [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] is an admission requirement (unless candidate meets qualifications for exemption  Attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of Master’s degrees — scroll down to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Assessment Requirement”). When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Content Assessment (different content assessments for each program) tests your content knowledge and is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment: 

Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment is an admission requirement. Completion of this assessment is required for admission, though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership – Program Entry (370) Assessment is an admission requirement for the Educational Leadership programs (M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ed.D). Completion of this assessment is required for admission, though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership – Program Exit (380) Assessment is taken after enrollment in your Educational Leadership program, and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

How to Register:

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the test supplier for the GACE and for the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment.

Important Step:  you must first establish a MyPSC account at the MyPSC website. As you create your account, you will indicate a different “Reason for Testing” specific to the test and your student status:

Program Admission — select Reason for Testing #1 . Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.
Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) & Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership – Program Entry (370)— select Reason for Testing #7  (Be sure to review the 4-step registration process on the link provided here: Register for the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment). Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.  NOTE: Step #3 of registration — check your email SPAM folder for the email from ETS. Step #4 of registration is tricky — you are now in the ETS portal (not MyPSC) and you must create a new account under “Registration”…choose the option: Test Takers.
Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) & Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership – Program Exit (380) — select Reason for Testing #2. Log into your MyPSC account and select reason #2 from the reasons to test. Eligibility for the assessment is granted by GSU. Once the registration for Educator Ethics Program Exit (360) is complete on your MyPSC account, the eligibility will be transferred to ETS. Next, log into your ETS account to complete registration and pay for the assessment. You will receive an email from ETS with a link to the Educator Ethics Program Exit (360) assessment.
Content Assessments – Undergraduate students (or graduate students in Educational Leadership, School Psychology, or Counseling):  select Reason for Testing #2 
Content Assessments – Graduate students (except in Educational Leadership, School Psychology, or Counseling):  select Reason for Testing #3 (students in Educational Leadership, School Psychology, or Counseling select Reason for Testing #2)

Need Help?

Send your questions to gsugacehelp@gsu.edu

RESOURCES

MyPSC website
How to Register for GACE Content Assessment — Power Point
About the GACE (includes assessment descriptions, Test Centers & Dates, Test Preparation Resources, and Fees, Payment, & Refund Policies)
GaPSCwebsite
ETS website

Guidelines to GaPSC Changes to Admission & Certification Requirements (based on term of admission or program completion):
Admitted Applicants Fall 2014 & Beyond
Applicants for BSE programs (teacher preparation)
Program Completer Spring 2015
Program Completer Fall 2015