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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.

Program Highlights

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

Deadline to Apply

Faculty and Curriculum

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

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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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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Student Life

For many, our workforce education program kicks off with a 10-day "bootcamp" experience that develops camaraderie and friendships that last beyond your time in the program. This emotional, moving experience will set the tone for your time here at UGA. Our program has also developed multiple Teachers of the Year at the state and national level.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

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The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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