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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cohort in The John H. Lounsbury College of Education? A cohort is an organizational structure that we use to provide instruction, support, and guidance for teacher candidates.  Teacher candidates enter together as juniors and stay together as a group, taking courses and completing field activities, over a period of two years. Each cohort group of about 18-20 is guided during that period by a Mentor/Leader--a professor skilled in advising, supervising, and implementing best teaching practices. 

Who are contact people for the Special Education degree?

Dr. Craig Smith, Chairperson craig.smith@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-4577;
Phone toll free in Georgia: 1-800-342-0471 x 4577;
101-C Kilpatrick Hall, Milledgeville

How can I apply for admission for this degree?
A. All students must first apply and be admitted to the university. For GC application procedures, please see the admissions Web page.

B. After begin admitted to the University, students make a separate application for the early childhood cohort program. This program begins at the beginning of the junior year.

When the Cohort Application Packet becomes available, you can find it online. Completed applications are due the third Friday in January during the spring semester before a cohort begins.

Where can I find out more about the undergraduate cohorts?
Here's a Web page listing frequently asked questions about the Undergraduate Cohorts in the College of Education.

What courses do I need to take for the bachelor degree in Special Education? This Web page lists the core courses and the courses required for the special educationbachelor's degree.

Where can I find out more about the GACE test? This URL will answer more of your GACE Assessment questions. 

Are there any scholarships available for students in the College of Education (SOE)? The SOE has several scholarships available.  Please see the scholarship page for more information.

What are the guidelines for immunizations? Here are the immunization guidelines.

Can I test out of any of any courses at GC? Students may earn credit by examination with the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

After I complete my bachelors degree, is getting certification automatic? No.  For your initial certification, you must work through the certification officer, David Ladd, at GC to be recommended for certification. His office is in 220 Kilpatrick Hall; his phone number is (478) 445-2514.  Please see the certification page for details.

Are there any student organizations that I may join that relate to Early Childhood? Yes. We have a student association of the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children). The contact person for that organization is Dr. Rebecca McMullen at (478) 445-7365 or 217-C Kilpatrick Hall.

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