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					                       Armstrong Atlantic State University, Department of Art, Music and Theatre


        POST-BACCALAUREATE TEACHER CERTIFICATION, NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS


Thank you for your interest in the Teacher Certification (Non-Degree) programs offered through Armstrong’s
Graduate Studies. The Post-Baccalaureate Program in Art and Music Education is designed as a certification-
only, non-degree granting program for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited
institution and seek to become certified to teach art or music education in grades P-12. Admitted students will
receive an individualized program of study built upon transfer courses (if any) and the requirements for
certification. The successful completion of all program requirements will result in a clear, renewable certificate
to teach art or music education in grades pre-K- 12.

Please note that a non-renewable (NR) teaching certificate is a separate process and may be made through the
Professional Standards Commission (PSC), in Atlanta (1.800.736.4322 or 1.800.869.7775) or visit the website
at www.gapsc.org. If you are adding on an additional certification level, also contact the GA PSC.

There are three steps to being admitted into the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, non-degree program.

1)      Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification in art or music education requires a transcript analysis and is
        designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree with a major in the content area for which
        certification is being sought. The institutions must be a regionally-accredited college or university. The
        successful completion of all program requirements will result in a clear, renewable certificate.

        Please complete the Transcript Evaluation Request form on page two and send to the address below.
        Request official transcripts be sent to the same address. Transcripts must be submitted from all
        institutions you attended for undergraduate or graduate course work whether or not you earned a degree
        from that institution.

        Transcript requests for Art or Music Education should be sent to the address listed below:

                Armstrong Atlantic State University
                Department of Art, Music and Theatre
                Attn: Dr. Tom Cato
                11935 Abercorn Street
                Savannah, GA 31419 - 1997

2)      Applicant must also submit and application to graduate program admissions
        (http://www.armstrong.edu/Admissions/graduate3/admissions_apply_aasu_graduate) and satisfy
        admission requirements before she/he will be allowed to take classes.

        Any undergraduate course work required may be completed while completing graduate education and
        art or music education classes. All undergraduate work must be completed prior to enrolling in the
        Graduate Internship course.

3)      The applicant must submit the following to the College of Education: letter of intent, evidence of
        passing either the GACE Basic Skills [(Test I-Reading (200); Test II-Mathematics (201); and Test III-
        Writing (202)] scores or acceptable exemption scores on the SAT, GRE, or ACT, proof of tort liability
        for 3 years from the time of admission, and a cleared background check.


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                                  TRANSCRIPT ANALYSIS REQUEST
                         Teacher Certification Programs in Art or Music Education
                                   Department of Art, Music and Theatre

Mail the application form and official transcripts [in sealed, unopened envelopes] to:
               Armstrong Atlantic State University
               Department of Art, Music and Theatre
               Attn: Dr. Tom L. Cato, Chair
               11935 Abercorn Street
               Savannah, GA 31419-1997

Please allow three weeks for the completion of the transcript analysis.

PRINT CLEARLY IN BLUE OR BLACK INK

1. _____Dr.     _____Mr.       _____Mrs.       _____Ms.

2. AASU SID# (if applicable) ____________________

3. Last Name _____________________________________ First Name ______________________________

  Middle Name(s) _________________________ Former Name(s) _________________________________

4. Mail the analysis report to the following address:

_________________________________________________________________________________________
      Street Number and Address,    Apartment Number, PO Box            Route

_________________________________________________________________________________________
      City                                State                   Zip Code (5 + 4 digits)

________________________               _______________________ ___________________________________
      Home Phone Number                Cell Number                   (E-mail address)

5. Choose the certification field for which you wish to be evaluated:

        □ Teacher Certification (Choose one)      Art Education ( k-12) ____        Music Education (k-12) ____


6. Have you ever been enrolled in a teacher preparation program at Armstrong? ______
        If yes, please list the semesters/years and the title of the teacher preparation program:
        ___________________                    _______________________________________________
        ___________________                    _______________________________________________
 7. _________________________________________________                          ___________________
                   Signature (Legal and Legible)                                     Date

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Read carefully the following instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Tom L. Cato, Chair of the Department of Art, Music and Theatre
at Tom.Cato@armstrong.edu or call 912.344.2556 or Theresa Gerson, the academic and certification advisor
for the College of Education, at Theresa.Gerson@armstrong.edu or call 912.344.2568.


Please submit directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

                      Office of Graduate Admissions
                      Armstrong Atlantic State University
                      11935 Abercorn Street
                      Victor Hall, 2nd Floor - Room 228
                      Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997

    1. Online Application (http://www.armstrong.edu/Admissions/graduate3/admissions_apply_aasu_graduate)
       with $30 Non-Refundable Fee Payment Submitted Electronically
       OR Paper Application with $30 Non-Refundable Fee Payment hand delivered or mailed.

        •   International Students, see
            http://www.armstrong.edu/Admissions/graduate2/graduate_international_requirements

    2. Certification of Immunization
        http://gs.armstrong.edu/gradappforms/Immunization.pdf

    3. Two official transcripts in a sealed envelope from each regionally-accredited institution:
        Granting the baccalaureate degree; and, any institutions where credit was earned, but the course codes,
        course titles, credit hours, and grades do not appear on the bachelor degree transcript and graduate
        credit(s), if any, was earned.


Additional admission requirements:

For Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, the applicant must meet the following requirements in order to be
admitted:

        an earned baccalaureate degree or advanced degree from a regionally-accredited institution of
        higher education in a certifiable content area, and
        •   A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.50 for the undergraduate degree, OR
        •   A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate degree, OR
        •   A minimum combined Graduate Record Exam score of 1030 (Verbal and Quantitative)

Note: The GRE is not required for applicants who meet the minimum grade point average requirements.

Additional documents must be submitted to the Dean of Education’s Office. See next page.

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Please submit directly to the Office of the Dean of the College of Education:

                              Office of the Dean of the College of Education
                              Armstrong Atlantic State University
                              11935 Abercorn Street
                              University Hall 250
                              Savannah, GA 31419-1997

    •   An original letter of intent written by the applicant.
        http://www.armstrong.edu/images/education/COE_Letter_of_Intent.pdf

    •   Two initial dispositions from current or former supervisors, university faculty, and/or colleagues (no
        family or friends) which address personal demeanor with supervisors, peers; and/or students and parents.
        (See page 6 of this document for the form.)

    • Evidence of passing GACE Basic Skills [(Test I-Reading (200); Test II-Mathematics (201); and Test
        III-Writing (202)] scores or exemption scores on the SAT or ACT. Students earning qualifying scores
        on the SAT, GRE, or ACT may be exempt from this requirement. SAT – minimum require score –
        1000 with no minimum Verbal score or Math score required. The composite score is obtained by adding
        the Verbal and Math scores -both sections must be taken. ACT – minimum required score – 43 with
        no minimum English score or Math score required. The composite score is obtained by adding the
        English and Math scores – both sections must be taken. Applicant must supply a copy of the GACE
        Basic Skills scores (passed and test date) or the exemption scores (scores and test dates).
        http://www.gapsc.com/documentation/basicskillsinfo.asp

    • Cleared Background Check (admission to candidacy choice) or a signed Employment Verification
        Form only if the applicant is a full-time Teacher of Record in a public school.

        A clear criminal background check (or the Employment Verification Form) is required for admission.

        http://www.armstrong.edu/images/education/AASU_CoE_Background_Check_Directions.pdf

        OR http://www.armstrong.edu/images/education/EVF_07.29__.09__.pdf

NOTE:
When an applicant has been admitted and enrolls in courses for Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, Non-
degree program, she/he will be required to purchase 3 years’ liability insurance coverage from an approved
organization by the date of enrollment in courses. This document must be submitted at the time of advisement
and registration or at the mandatory orientation session. Admitted students may wish to review what Georgia
Association of Education, student membership or Professional Association of Georgia Educators, student
membership offers. Many of the other insurance providers offer only 1-year of liability coverage.
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                      Initial Disposition Assessment Form for Candidacy
                           in a Post-Baccalaureate Program of Study


Special Note: Two completed initial disposition assessments are required for application to candidacy in the
program of study.
Directions: The applicant will complete the top portion of the form. The information must be legible.

First and Last Name: ________________________________________Student ID # 907- ________________
Program applied to: ________________________________________Effective semester/year: ___________
Check one:      ___I waive my right to view the completed form.
                ___I do not waive my right to view the completed form.

Directions: The following portion of the form is to be completed by a former employer/supervisor or AASU
faculty member (may not be a relative) who is knowledgeable about the applicant’s character and attitudes.
Information on the form must be legible. Use the back of the form for adding comments or attach a letter.

Mail this form to The Office of the Dean of the College of Education, University Hall, Room 250, 11935
Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419 or send as an e-mail attachment to colleduc@armstrong.edu

Full name of reference: _____________________________ Signature: _______________________________
Date: (M/D/Y) _________________Job title: _________________________Telephone: __________________
Relationship to applicant: ____________________ Length of time you’ve known applicant: _____________
Place a check mark in the box that best represents your opinion of the applicant’s character and or attitudes.
Your signature above indicates that the information is accurate.

Disposition                                            Rarely/Ne      Usually      Always         Unknown
                                                       ver
Demonstrates integrity and ethical behaviors
Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally
and in writing.
Works well without direct supervision.
Accepts correction/constructive criticism.
Acts to make changes based on correction/
constructive criticism.
Demonstrates sensitivity to and tolerance of others
who are different from himself/herself.
Demonstrates appropriate social skills and
interacts well with others. Is able to work
collaboratively.
Demonstrates a positive work ethic (is punctual,
prepared, completes tasks on time, etc.).
Accepts responsibility for assigned tasks and sees
them through to completion.

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Certified Background Check Instructions:
http://www.armstrong.edu/images/education/OFECPP.CB_.comInstructions_.072110_.pdf


Employment Verification Form:
http://www.armstrong.edu/images/education/EVF_07.29_.09_.pdf

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