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Certification Only Program


General Information and Requirements


1. A four-year degree from an accredited college.  Official transcripts are required.

2. Provide verification of an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a C or better in major courses.

3. Provide a score report reflecting a passing score on one of the following:


GACE Basic Skills

SAT (1000+)

ACT (43 - combined English and Math)


A transcript evaluation for the area in which a candidate is seeking certification will be completed by BPC's Certification Officer.  This evaluation will determine both specific courses and the number of hours of coursework required.


Candidates must complete all additional course requirements as listed in the transcript evaluation with a C or higher.


In addition to completing all required coursework and passing GACE Basic Skills and GACE II Content Area tests, candidates must complete a two-semester internship (EDU 476 and EDU 477) for certification.  This internship is a joint effort between a school system and BPC.  The internship provides the candidate with a supportive program designed to improve his or her professional competence.  Candidates in the Certification Only Program are considered interns.  A provisional certificate and signed school contract, which reflects a full-time teaching position in the area for which the candidate is seeking certification, must be provided by the candidate before doing the internship.

1. Internship sites are a contractual agreement between the candidate and school system.  BPC does not select candidate sites and is not responsible for obtaining jobs.

2. School systems must be in agreement with the internship requirements and request that BPC conduct the internship.

3. The internship cannot be done until the candidate is within two semesters of completing coursework or by special permission of the Director of Student Teaching/Certification Officer.

4.  The candidate must provide proof of liability insurance and a clear background check before beginning the internship.

Candidates not under contract to a school system may student teach (EDU 474 and EDU 475) for one semester instead of doing an internship.

For more information about the Certification Only Program:

Professor Barbara Reid

Director of Student Teaching & Certification

Brewton-Parker College #2012

P.O. Box 197

Mount Vernon, Georgia 30445

(912) 583-3168 or (800) 342-1087 ext. 168




The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Brewton-Parker College | Located on U.S. 280 at 201 David-Eliza Fountain Circle, P. O. Box 197, Mount Vernon, GA 30445
with a site in Newnan
912-583-2241, 1-800-342-1087
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