Graduate Programs in Education

Applying to GC
After Acceptance
Legal Names & Applying for College of Education Programs

For certification in Georgia most educators will need to pass Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) assessments before, during, or after a program.  The GACE content assessments are administered at testing centers throughout Georgia which require a photographic identification such as a driver’s license or passport for entry to a testing center session.  For this reason, your legal name, first, middle, and last, as it appears on the identification document should match exactly your name at Georgia College (GC), the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), and Educational Testing Service (ETS) that administers the assessments and testing centers.  Test scores are passed electronically from ETS to GC and the PSC, and matching name is a requirement for GC to electronically receive scores.  Here are contact numbers if a name update should be needed at any of the three institutions:

Contact Us

Dr. Costas Spirou
Senior Associate Provost and Director of The Graduate School
Academic Affairs
Campus Box 24
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Parks Hall 307C
478-445-6848
costas.spirou@gcsu.edu  

Ms. Shanda Brand
Director of Graduate Programs in Education
CBX 70 Georgia College
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383  Fax: 478-445-6582
shanda.brand@gcsu.edu  

Ms. Kate Marshall
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
CBX 107 Georgia College
201 N. Clarke Street House
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1184  Fax: 478-445-1336
kate.marshall@gcsu.edu  

Ms. Parris Story
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
CBX 70 Georgia College
217A Kilpatrick Education Center
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-1383  Fax: 478-445-6582
Parris.Story@gcsu.edu