Anyone hoping to teach special education classes at the elementary level in Georgia must pass the GACE Early Childhood Special Education General Curriculum Test in order to be certified to do so.
The test is scored on a scale of 100 to 300, and the lowest possible passing score is 220. Actually, there are two tests involved, and the aspiring teacher has only four hours to complete both exams. Four hours may sound like a long time, but the tests are quite difficult, each one consisting of two questions asking for written responses and 60 questions in a multiple-choice format. The first exam covers general knowledge such as math, phys ed, English, health, and social studies.
The second exam focuses on assessing and understanding children in special education classes, and devising methods to help them reach their full potential and function well in a school environment.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014