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This program serves candidates seeking initial certification in any career and technical education field. You may take it as post-baccalaureate or professional learning units (PLU). This program primarily serves healthcare science and trade and industrial educators.

The UGA New Teacher Institute (PACTE-NTI) program has existed in its current form since 2001. More than 500 teachers have graduated from the program since 2001. Many of these teachers have been named local, state, and national Teacher of the Year, and a substantial percentage of graduates now serve as department heads, assistant principals, and principals.

Note: If you plan to teach in marketing, business, technical and family and consumer sciences areas, you must have an undergraduate degree.


  1. Flexible program available for graduate, undergraduate and PLU credit
  2. Cohort group begins each June
  3. Also called New Teacher Institute


The program consists of six core courses and specific content as required by your background and teaching field. Required coursework covers:

  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional methods
  • Internship
  • Foundations of work and family life
  • Students with special needs
  • Human growth and development

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.


Admission process is dependent upon the candidate's goals and background.

Deadline to Apply

  • Rolling admission

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Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

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